Monday, May 26, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - Grandma Hill's Poetry, Week 38

Decoration Day

Another Decoration Day, for our honored dead.
And again, we hear the martial tread.
Again we see our young men called to fight
The same vandals, who’d rule by might.

Again, they have challenged the rights of free men
To work and live decently with wives and children.
May our Armies strike them with tank and plane

‘Till never they’ll seek to wreck civilization again.

Nancy Jane Wiley Hill (1875-1960) was always writing something.  Many of those poems are now in the possession of her granddaughter Shirley Kern.  Shirley, with the help of her sister-in-law Ruth Ormsby, transcribed these poems in 1996 for a Hill-Ormsby-Kern family reunion.  I am going to post many of these poems so that they may be enjoyed by all.

These are copyright 1996 and reprinted with permission.

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