Ancestry Lover

Ancestry Lover

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Dear Ancestor
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
you died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
The place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spread out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

I have been interested in Genealogy for awhile now and recently found my aunt sharing my interest. I am now filling in the missing pieces of information. Besides working on my family history, I share an interest of helping others with theirs as well. It's a way to give back for me since I have had help with my journey.

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