Collected Poems of John Holmes
Holmes, John A., Jr.
Let me make something that will never die!
Something that, past all years and past all lives,
Will still live on. O, let me leave one thing
To outlast the dread hour that surely drives
All earthly things down to the earth again.
Something it must be that will rise above
All other monuments - eternal - strong -
Let this be set in a heart - love!