Monday, May 28, 2018

Jefferson City, Missouri

Voices from the Grave ~ First Person Singular Subjective Case:  "I was watching from a window in heaven. You seem so close yet so far. I could see teardrops falling that you shed for me. I saw you crying, calling out my name. I wanted to hold you, tell you I'm OK. No tears will fall in heaven. Teardrops aren't welcome up here. No tears will fall in heaven. There's no sorrow, there's no pain.  God wiped my tears away." Hawthorn Memorial Garden. [2015]


Friday, May 25, 2018

South Windsor, Connecticut

Voices from the Grave ~ First Person Singular Subjective Case:  "I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed." Those are the words of Booker T. Washington (who overcame many obstacles), but they have been adopted by a young man (or one of his survivors) who chose them to summarize his life on earth, along with these words: "Yes, I overcame and life was great! BOOYAH!" Wapping Cemetery. [2009]


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Duncannon, Pennsylvania

Voices from the Grave ~ First Person Singular Subjective Case:  "With all my tattoos I know I scared people, but that's how I am. With all my piercings that's how I am. With my belt between my legs that's how people know who I am. I am with my color hair that's how I stand out. With my outfits people look at me weird but that's how I stand out one more time. Just say with me that's just how I am." Duncannon Cemetery. [2014]

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Virginia City, Nevada

Voices from the Grave ~ First Person Singular Subjective Case:  "In perfect health I left my home. Not thinking that my race was run. But as flowers grow, so they decay. And sudden death snatched me away." He was only 32 years old. Virginia City Cemetery. [2001]


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Quartzsite, Arizona

Voices from the Grave ~ First Person Singular Subjective Mode:  "I flew through the clouds as a skydiver, and explored the bottom of the sea. I traveled the land in an old Dodge van. But the only thing I never found . . . . was me." Hi Jolly Cemetery. [2015]


Monday, May 21, 2018

Jackson, Mississippi

Voices from the Grave ~ First Person Singular Subjective Case:  "I am alone, myself in my own keeping, until the end. I, in my own grave sleeping, shall no longer hear your voice or see your face. Yet, shall I hear, yet see. In whatever place while my soul presses to new and lonely birth, you shall I hear, shall see, though you walk the earth." Cedar Lawn Cemetery. [2018]


Friday, May 18, 2018

Appleton, Alabama

Voices from the Grave ~ First Person Singular Subjective Case:  "I'm Free. Don't grieve for me for now I'm free. I'm following the path God has laid you see. I took His hand when I heard Him call, I turned my back and left it all. . . . Lift up your hearts and peace to thee. God wanted me now. He set me free!" Weaver Cemetery. [2017]