A Soldier’s Last Stand

Solemn they stand in the grass, cold, white orderly. Tombstones at the Soldiers Home National Cemetery.

Would you know anyone there – the graveyard, I mean? I run by it often, yet I never see a living soul among the souls passed.

I have a friend who wants to be buried there, he wants to preserve green space as much as fall in line with his Army.

Me, I try to run by, run fast, and not think too much about that coming day.

2 Comments so far

  1. Mike (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 1:27 pm

    There’s an old superstition that says you should hold your breath while passing a graveyard. Otherwise your breathing makes the dead jealous.


  2. misschatter (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 9:16 pm

    I heard that as a kid and I still do that to this day – kinda silly now that I think about it! In fact, I heard you have to hold your breath til you pass a white house on the other side. I thought it should be a law that white houses are built on each side of a cemetery.



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