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The apple grove

3:56 PM  18 Nov 2014

I visit the apple grove I tended with love so long ago
I learned so much about life, love, patience and taking it slow

The grove was my uncles and he showed me one day how to trim
He used a ladder but I in my youth would climb from limb to limb

Carefully choosing which limbs were crowding and which were dieing
I clipped or sawed them off close but not to close as I grew strong from the climbing

Shaping the trees so the good limbs had room to grow
Inspecting the leaves for disease and bugs like a doctors exam from head to toe

The fall breeze blowing putting the trees to sleep
Preparing them for the cold and the snow so deep

My rewards were good apples we picked before fall
To be canned, frozen or packed in wood chips and enjoyed by us all

The grove is long gone cut by someone who didn't know
But the lessons of life are part of my heart and my smile as I grow

So I visit the apple grove in my memories
Thanks to you my Uncle steve

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  1. Date: 11/18/2014 4:20:00 PM

    beautifully penned bringing back memories which are so so precious when that person is now in spirit:-) Great write Bobb :-) hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 11/18/2014 4:14:00 PM

    very nice dedication. what a fine poem. thanks for sharing

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