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Memories on Branches

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Memories on Branches

The sapling was planted in the spring When my grandparents first settled this land Generations of a family their seed would bring Working together hand in hand To its branches were tied a tire swing On which grandchildren, in the summer, played Underneath, a picnic spread we’d bring While resting in her familiar shade The pile of leaves that autumn fell Stuffed scarecrows out in the fields Through her branches you could hear the fall winds yell A bonfire, from waste, she watched us build Now beside her have sprung a few gravestones That winter snows cover in peace How her branches of memories have grown The top ones remembered, not the least

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  1. Date: 4/10/2014 5:48:00 PM
    Joe, a wonderful write and deserved win, congrats!

  1. Date: 4/7/2014 6:11:00 PM
    SWEET WIN JOE...SKAT

  1. Date: 4/7/2014 2:33:00 PM
    Very time conscious poem, Joe, very rich imagery, good rememberance. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 4/7/2014 8:00:00 AM
    All stages of life beautifully depicted in this one Joe! A great poem worthy of win, congrats !

  1. Date: 4/6/2014 7:37:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 6:03:00 PM
    Dear Joe, You painted a wonderful image for each season. I love the thought of grandchildren on a tire swing (we did that) and the scarecrows in the field. Bonfires left nothing wasted; warmth was welcome on cool fall nights. The last verse brought the seasons of life to a restful place. Please check your email. Love and blessings, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 1:18:00 PM
    This poem gave me a lump in my troath and made me think of loved ones who already left my family cocoon..Its a beautiful poem which in my mind projects the picture of happy moments and lasting memories.Well done !!