Nature Reclaims an Abandoned and Forgotten Cemetery

Tree growing around grave markerPhoto: a_codepoet

Memorial Day is about remembering loved ones who have died. But what happens over time as the immediate family grows larger through generations? Should people ever be so forgotten that the cemetery is no longer cared for, no one visits, no one remembers? Clearly beyond the abandoned and forgotten past, nature has reclaimed this forsaken cemetery.

Far away from urban exploration, in the woods pictured below, a forsaken cemetery awaits someone to remember it. After marching through poison ivy and the thicket, the first stone was found by literally tripping over it. It was often the case for babies or children to have very short tombstones, so the eerie chills began while exploring this morbid place.

Hidden cemetery awaitsPhoto: a_codepoet

There is no moment of remembrance, no Memorial Day, for these graves. A tombstone can be seen dead-center in the middle of the image below. This is not a small family plot, but a large cemetery of over 50 visible tombstones. Who knows how many graves and headstones are simply unseen and hidden by nature?

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