Biding Time Within The Distance Between Chance And Gods

5.13.2019

 

Joseph Sanders

June 2, 1789

Killed by a bear

He couldn’t get away in time

 

Twelve years later

Chief Rising Eagle

And the Watando tribe

Settled for the winter

Tee-Pee’d families warm inside

 

Susan McAby

In May of 1823

Planted an tree

In memoriam

Of her sister Amy

 

In this very spot

Life happened

History made

Some lose

Some win

And in time

We all find

It’s happened again

 

53 years later

Sylus Finch

Hung from that oak tree’s

Largest branch

At the turn of the century

Milfred Halston

Opened a school

For the township

Ralston

 

Roy Main and Sally Middleton

Class of ‘21

Shared their first kiss

On its steps

Right in front of everyone

In this very spot

Life happened

History made

Some lose

Some win

And in time

We all find

It’s happened again

 

8/3/1953

Nico ‘the Comb’ Fife

Only wrecked his wheels

But he lost his life

 

You get the idea

But it comes full circle

And in this very spot

Nothing short of a miracle

 

Sebastian Sanders

June 2, 1989

Born at St. John’s

The hospital standing where

His great, great.. grandfather Joseph

Was killed by a bear

Born on the anniversary

Two hundred years

 

Do the numbers

It’s against the odds

But not impossible

Nothing is

Biding time within the distance

Between chance and gods

 

Death by bear

Then a birth held there

Completing the circle

A birth for a death

One’s first

From another’s final breath

Two centuries

To the day

Stand between

But less than ten feet square

A long pole could lean

In their distance

Inches to spare

All the while

And in between

Life happened

 

Do the numbers

It’s against the odds

But not impossible

Nothing is

Biding time within the distance

Between chance and gods 

 

Don’t believe me

But what are the odds

July 4, 1826

John Adams 

And Thomas Jefferson

Two revolutionaries

Died on the same day

And on their 50thanniversaries

Of their Declaration of Independence

Biding time within the distance

Between chance and gods

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