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forgottens remembered

she liltingly spun     smiling and singing
"You are my sunshine"    waving for us
          to join in

the pan dripped dancing tears on
the hot black stove where they sizzled and died

"My only sunshine"     with a quick hug
her apron splattered with a thickening marinara -
summer's proud yield

the kitchen...was there another room?

dried curled wall paper near the stovepipe
exposed the decor    carriages and princes of
        yesterday      Mom's childhood
   "You make me happy"

the old black spaniel curled in the middle
     nothing moving but eyes    wary of
being tripped upon      yet worth the risk
and perhaps a dropped meatball reward

        "When skies are gray"

Worn linoleum exposed paths of time
    the oak threshold     proof
of welcomes and farewells

not really noticed by we    in
   our comfort of "now"    not
thinking about our sunshine
       being gone

"You'll never know dear how much I love you"
       with a smile...always remembered

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Date: 1/30/2019 9:21:00 PM
back to FAV this one, cause I keep rereading it :)
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craig cornish
Date: 1/31/2019 7:08:00 AM
Very kind again P.S. & thanks for the fav, I'm honored
Date: 1/16/2019 7:50:00 AM
Wow, Craig. I love the stream of consciousness style of this one. Snippets of memory and emotion. I read it twice in a row and want to read it again.
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craig cornish
Date: 1/31/2019 7:07:00 AM
Thank you Heather!
Date: 1/13/2019 11:49:00 AM
I keep visiting this poem... and seeing more each time I read it. The picture is so vividly painted in my mind. My own grandmother sang this song, and I sing it with my granddaughter. I wonder what she will remember one day.
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