A Writer's 21st Century Memoir.

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#OctPoWriMo: Oct 27 & 28

antique black classic phone

OctPoWriMo #27: Drive 

The young ones would ride in the back seat fearing for their lives. 
The old kids would learn how to drive in the front seat with you. 
I would panic at the thought of my cousins out on the road, 
but you would calmly teach the drivers who were brand new. 
 
We would sit in the back seat of your large van completely carefree, 
listening to music, playing with cousins, and the foster kids that you raised. 
My first memories of you were on the back roads in your car. 
You were always out helping your town which always left me amazed. (more…)


#OctPoWrMo: Oct 25th & 26th

countryside in Mississippi

countryside in Mississippi

OctPoWriMo #25: Mississippi

You will never forget how to spell
M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
After the teacher put you through hell
You tried desperately not to cry
M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
You had to know about the place you lived by
A nearby Southern state
M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I
Another word that you probably even hate
M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I (more…)


#OctPoWriMo: Oct 22nd-24th

bench carved stones cemetery

bench carved stones cemetery

OctPoWriMo #22: Tough 

Your smile, soft as silk  
smooths over the roughness  
that we encounter.  
I take an easy  
and calming breath  
knowing kindness from you. 
You see the good in others,  
and view the glass of life half full. 
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#OctPoWriMo: Oct 19th-21st

beautiful blooming blur, green thumb

beautiful blooming blur, green thumb

OctPoWriMo #19: Joy 

Pure joy can’t be kept hidden by you for long. 
You end up spilling  
the bits and pieces of happiness  
with everyone around you. 
You smile warmly  
and spread your contagious laughter around. 
You can fill a room of cold silence  
with love that can thaw the hardest of hearts. 
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#OctPoWriMo: Oct 13th-15th

Pomona, agriculture apple apple tree

Pomona, agriculture apple apple tree

OctPoWriMo #13: Animals

A friend to horses, and a love of dogs;
A mom to cats, and a leader to hens.
I’ve watched you to take care of so many
whether they had two legs or four.
Your love of life extends to all
Your kindness radiates only love.
I’ve seen you save the life of the lost
And wonder how you still do more.  (more…)