Letter from The Bridge Builder

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Letter from the Bridge Builder by MeShelle Fae

You will not forget me when I’m gone.
For what I’ve built today,
will live long past our settled dust,
to guide you on your way.

For what I’ve built today,
you may forget my name and face.
To guide you on your way,
follow where my hands and feet were placed.

You may forget my name and face,
but you’ll never know how treacherous was the tide.
Follow where my hands and feet were placed.
You’ll know the marks I’ve left you as your guide.

But you’ll never know how treacherous was the tide.
You won’t stumble in the path that swallowed greater men than I.
You’ll know the marks I’ve left you as your guide,
as you cross safely to the other side.

You won’t stumble in the path that swallowed greater men than I.
It will live long past our settled dust.
As you cross safely to the other side,
you will not forget me when I’m gone.

[A pantoum-styled, persona poem inspired by the renowned piece “The Bridge Builder”  by Will Allen Dromgoole, a fellow Southern Belle poet.]

Found this poem and more in my debut collection, 
A Memoir: Life in Poetry
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