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Thursday, December 10, 2009

At Peace With No Name




If you should deign to lay me in the ground
Place no obelisk no monument no stone
To rest upon that heap of dirt and bone

No stars no flag no commemorative plaque
Just dirt and grass and something tasteful in black

Place near or set upon that memorial mound
A seat a chair a bench or something round

Place it there for the weary to rest or lean
Make it plain and black or maybe green

Let the visitor to this site read no scripture
No name no date in time
Except perhaps this simple rhyme


j. lee harris
December 10, 2009

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