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Melissa, LC Director

... and secret superhero

In memory of Doug Smith (1959- 2018)

... you will be missed, friend.

Selena, Professional Tutor

... and official high-fiver

At the Grave of the Forgotten

Effie Waller Smith

In a churchyard old and still,
Where the breeze-touched branches thrill
             To and fro,
Giant oak trees blend their shade
O’er a sunken grave-mound, made
             Long ago.


No stone, crumbling at its head,
Bears the mossed name of the dead
             Graven deep;
But a myriad blossoms’ grace
Clothes with trembling light the place
             Of his sleep.


Was a young man in his strength
Laid beneath this low mound’s length,
             Heeding naught?
Did a maiden’s parents wail
As they saw her, pulseless, pale,
             Hither brought?


Was it else one full of days,
Who had traveled darksome ways,
            And was tired,
Who looked forth unto the end,
And saw Death come as a friend
             Long desired?


Who it was that rests below
Not earth’s wisest now may know,
             Or can tell;
But these blossoms witness bear
They who laid the sleeper there
             Loved him well.


In the dust that closed him o’er
Planted they the garden store
             Deemed most sweet,
Till the fragrant gleam, outspread,
Swept in beauty from his head
             To his feet.


Still, in early springtime’s glow,
Guelder-roses cast their snow
             O’er his rest;
Still sweet-williams breathe perfume
Where the peonies’ crimson bloom
             Drapes his breast.


Passing stranger, pity not
Him who lies here, all forgot,
             ’Neath this earth;
Some one loved him—more can fall
To no mortal. Love is all
             Life is worth.


from Poets.org