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The Sentinel

                                      Rockbrook / Cruagh Cemetry
In this ancient Cruagh cemetery stands a watch-tower with one window, where men were posted to guard the graves of the newly interred against grave robbers.


Misty rain fell on the garden of stone,
Forgotten names cleansed by time.
An ancient sentinel crumbles slowly, 
Where still it observes and holds sway.
The ancient gray Cyclops blindly stares,
Over the rugged terrain past and present
Weeds and scutch- grass storm its turret
Like ancient empires erasing history.
Smothered headstones lie, bloom choked  
No lonely light guarding the silence now.
Villain and victim resting in mans ash dust,
Science and grave robbers now long evolved.

22nd July 2015.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 6/26/2016 6:13:00 AM
I read the two Solstice poems and this one. All reaach back to ancient times. You must be a history buff.
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 6/26/2016 10:44:00 AM
Yes I do enjoy history always fascinated how the same story can be told / taken from two different sides. Thanks for visiting another of my attempts at poetry, its greatly appreciated.