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Below is the poem entitled Legacy which was written by poet Caleb Smith. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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My great-grandmother said,
I was born with the trees
And that I was just borrowed,
from the leaves and the breeze.

She said I was rough,
like the bark on an oak.
And like heat in the shade,
my will never broke

She said this is your home.
It made see
And as grass on the prairie,
it will let you be free.

She said your soul is content,
to run in the wild
These things she told me,
when I was a child.

And I've not forgotten,
her eyes' ancient glimmer.
Over all of these years,
I haven't let them get dimmer.

I run with the winds,
that carry the birds.
And I tell my own children,
my great-grandmother's words.

I was born with the trees,
and like them grew tall.
And I remain to this day,
In the woods...of Arkansas.

--Caleb Smith--

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  1. Date: 3/13/2013 2:29:00 PM
    Wow, Caleb! You took your great-grandmother's wisdom and weaved it into a true piece of art. For some reason, this poem makes me want to paint again, which is something I haven't done in quite some time. (Also, you're lucky to have grown tall with the trees. I grew short... with the shrubs?)

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 5:44:00 AM
    A belated congratulations on your placement in Skat's "My Land Is My Home" contest Caleb. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 3:30:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win SKATS contest!!!!

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 1:43:00 PM
    Well done fellow winner! I REALLY enjoyed your poem, beautifully written with great imagery-loved it!

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 1:32:00 PM
    CALEB, congrats with your beautiful FROM the heart poem about your home and land~, xox* PD

  1. Date: 6/5/2012 10:36:00 PM
    wow, you are amazing. Another fave for my list with this beauty.

  1. Date: 6/5/2012 6:33:00 PM
    A tremendous write. Very touching with great images! One of my favorites.