Guilford Greys

  Co. B, 27th North Carolina Troops

"A Guilford Grey"

Dustin Riddell

A Gentle Spirit


In memory of Dustin Leighton Riddell


A kind and gentle spirit

Posing as a child

Drifted close beside us

And hovered there a while.


The spirit's light shone brightly

 And held a dimpled grin.

It  stretched its arms around us

And let our love walk in.


But sunset came so quickly

Its bright light dimmed to dark.

The soft and tender spirit

Now lives within our hearts.



March 21, 2005