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---ONLY ONE COOKIE A WEEK---

A little brunette girl, told me a tale. Her big brown eyes,a little teary. She began and was wringing her dimpled hands. The fog was rolling in, that blessed dew, carried by a cloud-band. Seems that her Daddy had passed,with only Mom to raise her. So, money was short, and thus to her  Mom, she deferred. Mom said "only one cookie a week." Those words, oh, they made her drool! Their life near the sea, was so lovely. She'd take her pencil and notebook, Sit on their small roof, and drew the tops of Eucalyptus trees. The days of milk and one cookie... Now etched in her tree-scented memory. Grown now, with a family of her own. Her Mother, gone to be with her God.. Resting in peace beneath lush sod.. Today, that girl bakes cookies with much gusto and joy! To serve to her son, as he plays with his cars, dog and other toys!                                      8/5/2021

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Date: 8/6/2021 3:06:00 PM
aww what a touching piece of poetry Pangie, we would have homegrown fruit etc but puddings were usually at the weekend but mum did bake scones (they were like rock hard bullets lol) but not cookies. hugs Jan xx
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 8/6/2021 3:49:00 PM
Cookies are popular worlwide! I am sure that little girl had fruits,puddings, hellos and more, I grew up in Chicago which is so international... desserts there were awesome. Today we adults absorb radiation via the computers and iPads and iPhones for dessert? How odd humanity is. Panagiota
Date: 8/6/2021 12:47:00 PM
I can relate to your story/poem Pangie, when I was young dessert was only had once a week, that was on a Sunday, what a treat that was and it sits well in my memory. A lovely write… Belle
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 8/6/2021 2:59:00 PM
Belle~ wow, once a week! So you see, Like the girl, you lived through it. AmazingLy to become a poetess of not Panagiota
Date: 8/6/2021 12:05:00 PM
A sweet/wonderful~story/write. Now I want a cookie. Hard times can make one better. Have a blessed day/weekend writing away......................
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 8/6/2021 2:54:00 PM
Paula~ right on! Hard times make us grow, adjust! Has been that way for me. I have peanut butter coolies if you want one.? LOL. Panagiota
Date: 8/6/2021 11:22:00 AM
A lovely story, Pangie -- so well written and sensitive...does the heart and soul good to read such works. Thank you!
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 8/6/2021 2:50:00 PM
Prince de Mino. Ah, a heartfelt reply, Joe! Need positivity poems as well as reality. All kinds of Pietry here. Was thinking....standing at the Golden Gates one day..and God reading my Poetry. Wonder what He would say? -)) Panagiota
Date: 8/6/2021 11:19:00 AM
Hello panagiota, it must have been very hard on this girl to only have one cookie per week. For a child that would be very hard to do. Hugs xx
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 8/6/2021 3:57:00 PM
Hello Panagiota, yes we as children did want something that we could not have. Yes we are here are survivors. Hugs xx
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 8/6/2021 2:44:00 PM
Hrllo Darlene! Children are Overcomers! I knew a woman in Chicago who locked up all snacks so her four children could not get to them. We all, I am guessing, had something we wanted that our parents could not supply! But see, we are all here.. Survivors. Panagiota
Date: 8/6/2021 10:00:00 AM
It is funny that one lives without with food or objects when growing up , one tends to indulge with it when you are older. Great story, did bring back memories.
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 8/6/2021 10:10:00 AM
Eve, what an interesting observation.! Hope your memories are sweet ones! Panagiota
Date: 8/6/2021 9:19:00 AM
This was just wonderful! A truly heartfelt poem. Just a joy to read.
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Date: 8/6/2021 9:40:00 AM
Elena, so glad you enjoyed this and better yet..took the time to let me know.))) Panagiota
Date: 8/6/2021 7:17:00 AM
WoW! Panagiota, I agree with Tom; this is such a heartwarming story. Even though times were hard with her and mom, love was evident; at the end of the day, that’s what's gets one through the rough times. I enjoyed the read. Have a nice day:-) Alexis
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 8/6/2021 9:38:00 AM
So joyful I am )))))that you enjoyed the read. Love can move mountains and through rough times! Without love? Liffey has no meaning. Panagiota
Date: 8/6/2021 5:38:00 AM
A very heartwarming story Pangie, it does make you realise how lucky we are. Tom
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Date: 8/6/2021 9:35:00 AM
Yes, I am sure we all have blessings of various hues and types. Thank you for saying, it was heartwarming! Panagiota