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A TRAIL OF REMEMBRANCE - (an Old Man of the Mountain tale)
by Paul D Berube
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Braving the thunder and lightning
The harshness of the winters too
Perched way up high so majestic
He had important things to do

Looking after us ev-ry day
Protecting us through the long nights
The Old Man of the Mountain cared
And he was such an awesome sight

Been nine long years since he's been gone
Yet still, I see his face up high
He's ever present in my heart
Though his profile's gone from the sky

New Hampshire doesn't feel the same
With that profile up high now gone
It doesn't feel like God's country
Even the mountains seem forlorn

May Third will forever remain
A special day of remembrance
When we'll think about the Old Man
And how much we miss his presence

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/30/2012
Thank you for sharing the experience, Paul; albeit a bittersweet one. Love and blessings to you,

Reviewed by Lois Christensen 4/27/2012
Brings him to life more so than ever here.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/27/2012
Be pleased you had the opportunity to see him. I never did. Patrick
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/26/2012
I'm with you on that note, Ed.
Reviewed by Connie Faust 4/25/2012
Like many departed treasures, the Old Man is a loss to be mourned, for I feel he represents the loss of faith in God. Faith in God sustained our ancestors and built our nation, but is now crumbling. Will it be rebuilt? By the grace of God and the prayers of His people, it could happen.
Like the spot where the Old Man once was visible, our God is visible all around us, no matter if no one else "sees" Him. As you remember the Old Man of the Mountain, let us remember our Father God and make Him our focus for now and always. God save America!
Nice writing once again, Paul!

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/24/2012
Sometimes, even geologic time is too fast. I wonder what time will do to Mount Rushmore. Thanks for keeping the memory alive.

Reviewed by Clarence Prince 4/23/2012
It's good when we can recall to remembrance some past experiences, at times, Paul! Good job!
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 4/23/2012
I am not from NH but am happy for the 5 years I lived in mA and was able to see the Old Man before he fell.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 4/23/2012
I know how it feels as we in Newfoundland have the face in the mountain. Great write Paul as usual.

Reviewed by John Domino 4/22/2012
This poem kept my attention right to the end. It seems like this old man was much more than a friend. The tale of the old man is a mystery to me. What happened to him still remains to be seen.

Nice cliff hanger Paul. God bless!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/22/2012
I was talking to a young marathon runner who came down to NJ to run a few weeks ago & he was from NH & said "they" were thinking of rebuilding the old mans face on the mountain...I kinda feel if Nature & God wanted him there, he would not have fallen down in the first place...e

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