There he stayed, looking regal as they often do.
But, after about 10 minutes of more and more people walking on his pier,
To the side he turned...
and let out a loud cry.....
as he turned back to look back at us in protest
Prayers are said and hymns are sung.
Water is readied for the arrival of the boats,
as they line up to approach the pier.
and a sprinkling for all willing to receive,
whether large or small.
And a wreath has been prepared,
to be given to the "Raven",
with the families of the departed
to carry to their loved one's resting place.