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  • The silence of the ages is heard
    in the peace and quiet of the graveyard
    hushed voices paused for eternity
    their silent message to convey
    that all that was before
    and all that's yet to come
    has been, is now, is yet to be
    and will be, yet again
    and even as the blind pass by
    and even those that cared
    know the silence of the ages
    only there, is heard.

    The Glasgow Necropolis is a large graveyard, the very first one that existed in the city. It holds a commanding presence on the eastern end of the city centre and many noted characters have made it their final resting place, including the man who created the 'wee willie' winkie' fable. It is adjoining the famous Glasgow cathedral and the Royal Infirmary hospital.

    Due to its age, it goes beyond saying that some of the interred have been here so long that even those who may have visited to tend their graves have themselves, probably, stepped across the divide. These days, it is a seldom visited tourist venue with guided walks - only during daytime hours. At night, and even in certain parts of the graveyard in daylight, it is the domain of down and out drunks, drug misusers and sundry other ne-er-do-well's.

    The "residents" have seen and heard it all, many times over. They see all, hear all, but keep the secrets in silence, as they always have, as they always will. For eternity? Until judgement day? Only they know for sure - and they're not talking!
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