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Charles Fenerty and his parents (James and Elizebeth) share the same tombstone
The poem is about life's inevitable moment; when we move on from this life to the next. It's not likely that Fenerty wrote this about himself, but probably about people in general. Fenerty was very active in the Church just before his death. It was only a few weeks before his death that an entry was made in the church records that he asked to temporarily resign due to his health. Also, Fenerty believed more than what he wrote in this poem - about life, about death. This poem is a general observation of life put in a voice that hails the thought of that inevitable moment. Only two of Fenerty's poems ever made it to pamphlet form. This, like all the other poems of his, was probably published in a local newspaper.