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Family Grief Family Happiness

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Family Grief Family Happiness

  
   Have you ever written anything without sub combing to tears ?
        
    My Family portrait in my mind , 2 older sisters , 2 brothers
        My Mother caring about all five in different ways
      Just with Mom & Dad there having the best of Holidays 
     My sisters laying out on the deck of river bank for 4th of July ~
          
      Listening to " Honkey Chateau " and all by Elton John. 
       music  a great memory ~Disco , Donna summer , Grease ~ Jaws !

     Dad's records to Tony Bennett , Hank W Sr. , Count Basie & Louis Armstrong.
          The music  takes me home in a wagon filled with children and a dog "Lucky "    
      My Older brother , athletic , always fishing & hunting.
                 My younger , my Rock , Swimming and netting for fish,
        feeding our Fat cat Perch off the rocks patiently awaits her food               
         
       the yelling , slamming of doors ,  tempers Flare , passion 
         Our Parents , passionate love yet passionate Hate .
        
        After being a Family of Seven , Divorcing their fate ..
         Why did that show " Dallas " bring out the Divorce in all ?

       Scottish ~ Irish ~ French Iroquois ~ Cherokee  
                 No matter what the mix ..Our curse Alcohol ~
          the  Screaming , Drinking , this memory I wish to shut the door on .  
        Going to A & W or making Cheerleading ,The Bears of course~
             Excited in Chicago !  seeing Elton John in the Summer of 1976 ~
        Cubs ,  museum of Wax , Museum of science & History , Pizza !
        
       Expeditions of discovery ,little brother & I finding arrowheads on the Shore.
             Our Grandparents Faithful Celebrations ! Chiffon cake , Apple strudel `  
        Our Cousins on Holidays , going for ice cream cones , 
          scent of wet rain on oak leaves ~Before Halloween was bought in stores.
        
           ~ That is the Family I Love ,
                     that is the Family I choose to miss ~    
                       
              

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  1. Date: 9/27/2013 3:59:00 AM
    touching heartfelt beautiful piece

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 9/27/2013 10:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank-you Liam , I am finding all my Favorite Poets , and this weekend in between work , reading ..Love to you , I will see you within the next 72 hrs ! Yvette
  1. Date: 9/26/2013 1:45:00 PM
    Oh my! You sent a chill up my spine with this fine write! You brought me back to some of those times I've forgotten. And your one of dem bears fans hey? :o) Loved it!

    Rain Avatar Shanity Rain
    Date: 9/26/2013 5:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey ! Yes Da Bears ~ Inspired by memories of grief , I do not want to go too deep ! This is enough grief on the plate ~ Thank-you , you look like someone I grew up with ..in fact .