was an early pioneer of Fort Pitt
carrier was his job; he was fit.
sled for 300 miles one way
angel vigil ++ some say.
everywhere, alone in despair
was a man among men- he dared!
types of rough weather and terrain.
maintained a strong body and brain.
danger came as Metis unrest grew
struggling for survival now brews
Fort Pitt is my home. What will I do?
and neighbors in armed askew.
all need a home and food to survive
can the Government create demise?
love peaceful ways, let’s try talking.
is foolish- only for mocking.
people were killed at Fort Pitt
stories say ghosts now inhabit
calm quiet reverence possessed-
A grave yard is how we’re impressed.
By Carol Howard Vulliamy- 2009