Stand above this lonely grave,

guardian of this soul.

Which lays silently beneath

earthly soil.

In fond memory you were placed,

never to be forgotten.

Time has traveled,

a century has passed.

Those who once remembered,

now join them in eternal rest.

* I was inspired by this statue to write this brief piece. It stands in

Graceland Cemetery in Chicago. I love going there so many of the headstones are works of art onto themselves. I’m providing a link which gives the history of this statue