Gemme Hiens' Secret La Salle Monument
March of sixteen eighty seven,
Old Fashioned Norman Bound for Heaven,
instead with a bullet to his head!
Gruesome Death any of us would dread!
Old Normans, of conquests he had dreamed,
a tragic death, at a Poteau Stream!
Grand Nom, Monsieur Cavelier, was he!
not victim, Du Haut's treachery!
Grand Nom's race seemed to end in disgrace,
even a Monument for the place,
an Assassin's bullet cut him down!
even a place to call hallowed ground!
but an Artist and Lover of Runes,
Hiens' Monument for Grand Nom of Rouen;
Secret Monument for de La Salle!
some day would be admired by us all!
Salle's Secret Monument, made with Runes,
to be seen, by just any buffoons!
Runic Riddle, La Salle's Name and Dates,
shame to mitigate, of his French mates!
Secret La Salle Rune Stone Monument!
honor a hero with due Lament;
Marker for the Historical Place,
Famous de La Salle ended his race.
Copyright 2000, Lee W. Woodard