The Mountain Laurel
The Journal of Mountain Life

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from the
Heart of the Blue Ridge


By W. Gregory Stewart © 1990

Issue: January, 1990

rough-hewn table
family Bible
faded photo
faded rose

open letter
on the blotter
broken promise
in repose

hearth forsaken
boarded - vacant
broken windows
empty well

old and lonely
echoes moaning
know it all but
never tell