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Story ID:7313
Written by:bobby o'neill mitchum (bio, contact, other stories)
Story type:Poem
Location:Phenix City Alabama U.S.A.
Year:2011
Person:Self
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Faded Pictures above a Mantle
or hanging dusty on a wall,
Women wearing long dresses
whose names We cant recall.

Bearded Men unsmiling
staring from a picture frame,
long ago They were remembered
but now No One knows their Name.

Men in Military Uniform
from Wars we never knew,
framed Faces in a Photograph
of their deeds We have no clue.

Scribbled Names within a Bible
Births and Deaths of long ago,
now the names are unfamiliar
and Who They were We'll never know.

But Our Ancestors are Our History
of past triunphs and defeats,
if We dont remember what They did
then their History We will repeat.