|James Buchanan Elmore|
Here's an excerpt from his poem, "Crawfordsville, Alias Athene":
The city of Crawford is a beautiful town,
Where knowledge and learning doth abound,
In the great theatrical arena;
It is a place that has much fame,
And transient people are gently tame
When in the city of Athene.
"The Monon Wreck" describes a train accident; Elmore describes the aftermath of the wreck in these verses:
Tears are flowing thick and fast
From every one of the mangled mass;
And, laying there, we hear their prayers,
Asking the Lord to relieve their cares ...
But there they lay on the crimson snow--
Their hearts have ceased to ebb and flow;
Quite as cold as a frozen chunk,
With a lady's heart upon a stump. ...
And yonder in the wreck I see
A man that's pinioned down by the knee,
And hear him calmly for to say:
"Cut, oh, cut my leg away!"
These poems and more can be found in Love Among the Mistletoe, Poems by James B. Elmore.