Ferguson’s Grave

A lament for British Major Patrick Ferguson, killed at the Battle of King’s Mountain during the American Revolution, October 7, 1780 *** Ferguson, lying beneath cold stones, Gray with lichen clinging, Do you yearn for the sounds of home? Can you hear me singing? Ocean’s cry… As they die… ‘Neath the stars… Ferguson, lying beneath hard sod, Dark with raindrops seeping, Did you make your peace with God? Was your mother weeping? Tidal sweep… Heart-wrenched deep… Wounds and scars… Ferguson, lying in old rawhide, Shattered sinews binding, Do you regret your burning pride? Did it prove too blinding? Riding high… … Continue reading Ferguson’s Grave