Ancestral Lands

alsop en le dale

Ancestral Lands from across the sea

Memories of ancestors are calling to me

Stories to write of loved ones since gone

Building the bridges with those we belong

Hardships and sorrows, long journeys and such

These stories of loved ones can teach us so much

Where to begin, with paper in hand

The stories of hardships in far away lands

The choices to chase, a better life for us all

Behind them their homes, they sacrificed all

Loved ones buried on the journey here

If we but remember, they will always be near

Sacrifice given to us from before

Our duty to remember the burdens they bore

these burdens now teach us, what we need to know

Ancestors now teach us with the love that they showed