Ghosts of Lake George

Such a beautiful place
for blood to be shed
war after war
and countless are dead

Do restless souls
still wander this land
cut short in life
by taking a stand

Many folks today
take for granted their freedom
never give thought
about how much we did need’em

The greed of countries
gave birth to these fights
having total disregard
for the indigenous one’s rights

Through war and disease
their numbers went down
their way of life
turned from smile to frown

The ghosts of Lake George
and the sacrifices they made
give the respect they deserve
so their memory won’t fade

-C. H. Eldridge

“Andiatarocté Sunset”
Fort Ann, Washington County
Adirondack Park, Northern New York

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