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Family Tree

They stand in cottonfields of snowy white
The faded, black and white of my grandparents..
Smiling as though everything were alright.
Cotton sacks hung low down to the ground,
As the depression came calling,
Twas the way of life...

Those first thick, blury, color pictures of mom and dad
From those old peel away Polaroid cameras made,
Of the very first brand new car they ever bought..
A baby blue Chev wagon..
I wonder now..what they thought?    :-) 

Their dirty kids holding stringers of slimy fish
Proudly displaying today's big catch

Shiny bright new pictures of grandkids with phones
Who look with wonderment...
At the pictures of cottonfields of snow

Donna Jones
10-5-2013

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  1. Date: 11/13/2013 9:23:00 AM
    So glad to see this poem on the podium. I so enjoyed reading it again.

  1. Date: 11/13/2013 7:55:00 AM
    Family and those cherished memories especially on the cusp of the holidays--Kudos Donna--Let's make more!

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 11:15:00 PM
    oh yes, I surely remember this outstanding entry. BIG congrats!!

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 9:18:00 PM
    Congratulations on the win, Donna

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 7:34:00 PM
    Beautiful familiar imagery! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 6:24:00 PM
    this one had such a nostalgic feel too it...beautifully penned...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 1:04:00 PM
    Congrats on a well deserved win. Really enjoyed reading this again. Bittersweet imagery :)

  1. Date: 11/12/2013 10:55:00 AM
    congrats on a fine win Donna

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 10:32:00 PM
    nice poem. enjoyed the images from the past. Warm thoughts, Ralph

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 12:12:00 PM
    a lovely journey through the generations Donna well penned Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 5:21:00 AM
    Very descriptive and lovely in its use of imagery. I enjoyed perusing this one my friend.

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 3:04:00 AM
    I've missed you, MD..... This is a lovely lovely collage. I know that Craig will love it. You are so good at expressing those inner feelings, MD....I'm so so proud of you....Here is an internet hug...I should have passed by before....But you know what they say.....better late than never...and when it is with people you love...you know you are always welcome...at any time...Love ya

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 10:20:00 PM
    A warm and touching write of reminiscence. Gotta love it, Donna! Good luck!

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 7:53:00 AM
    Excellent. Those memories treasured in your heart. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 10:47:00 PM
    You've created a very wonderful image of good memories out of your very creative words my dear friend Donna. So love it and enjoyed. Thank you so much for sharing! Good luck always! Thank you so much as well for stopping by on my work. Have a great day! love lots and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 7:37:00 PM
    Beautifully crafted Donna. The imagery works very well in this piece my friend.

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 5:47:00 PM
    A great write Donna. I was with you in this write...Good luck in the contest...Peter

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 4:39:00 PM
    Well written with great visuals. I felt as though I was actually looking at those photos!

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 11:15:00 AM
    Donna! this is so amazing. I felt transported back in time by your words. It made me think of my old family photos.

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 10:49:00 AM
    Having spent some time on farms I can really appreciate your entry. Raising cotton, or any other crop, was tough going. But Daddy kept the family fed and memories are precious. Thanks for sharing. You should do well in the contest. Love ya dearly.... Jake

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