Oft is said,

of these dead,

                     “They’re unclaimed.”


Be ashamed

to think so!


Don’t you know,

by each name,

He lays claim

to them all

whom His call

touched with grace?


Now His face

they behold

and are told

words divine:


“Thou art Mine!”




                          *Potter’s Field, Hart Island, NYC

Copyright © 2006 By Thomas C. McCarthy, NYC.

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