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I Measure Every Grief I Meet

 
I measure every Grief I meet  
According to my Log,  
And make a mark when eíer repeat  
To rudder through the fog.  

A sexton with a featheríd quill,  
The columns may accord.  
As gentle Keeper of the Will,  
And noted for the Lord.  

A thankless task to other men,  
As diggers from the Past.  
But humble servant that I am,  
With Lists of evíry caste.  

My suit of rags is rent and torn,  
To walk among the Dead.  
Save only for the Mací Iíve worn  
That keeps rain off my head.  

The honor for the hosts interred  
Millenniums to rot,  
As long as Iíve a featheríd quill,  
They shall not be forgot.  



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A sexton = a person who looks after church grounds, and formerly as a gravedigger. † †  
Jade-Pandora
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
Published | Edited 31st Dec 2018
Author's Note
https://m.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/i-measure-every-grief-i-meet-561

Entered in the Deepís competition "Yesterday is History", hosted by Ahavati.
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