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Blue Ridge Reflections
Touched by time,
What have you witnessed?
You are a reminder of the past
A reminder of a time when life was hard
Hard because of work
It was the Blue Ridge way of life.
Yet, it was a good life.
It was a beautiful life.
This is why we visit you today.
You are our homage to the past;
Secretly we yearn to be at work
At your wheel
Grinding the substance that becomes
Our daily bread.
The pioneer path is hard
But it is honest work
Through it learn what is important
There is a quiet strength that surrounds you,
I drink in your presence
And take your reflection with me
As I walk the journey of life.