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Cemetery, Cherokee County, GA
Used with permission of family.
TODAY I VISITED YESTERDAY
Today I visited yesterday,
And walked among the graves
Of family and friends from long ago.
Whose memory had begun to fade.
The graves were unattended
As were my thoughts of them
When a vision of the ages past
Brought back my sense of kin.
The vision showed the church lawn
On a crisp summer day
The table spread, the food prepared
And friends who would break bread
All my relatives were there.
Both young and old
Grandma and I walked hand and hand
Sharing stories never told
We laughed and cried and
Shared our thoughts.
And I found the friend I thought I lost.
As the sun began to fade
The church bell rang out clear
Grandma and the others slowly disappeared
Today I visited yesterday
And now the memory is strong
Of the family from which I came
AND NOW BELONG
"I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who
are to come, I looked back and saw my
father,and his father, and all our fathers, and in front to see my son, and his son, and the sons upon sons.
And their eyes were my eyes.
As I felt, so they had felt and were to feel, as then, so
now, as tomorrow and forever. Then I was not afraid, for I
was in a long line that had no beginning and no end, and the hand of his father grasped my father's hand, and his
hand was in mine, and my unborn son took my right hand, and all, up and down the line that stretched from Time
That Was to Time That Is, and Is Not Yet, raised their hands to show the link, and we found that we were one, born
of Woman, Son of Man, made in the Image, fashioned in the Womb by the Will of God, the Eternal Father."
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