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Gems Grandmother Gifts From Her Golden Word-Loom

Gems Grandmother Gifts From Her Golden Word-Loom

Gems grandmother gifts from her golden word-loom
Hold those fast horses and keep clean your own room
If you work, be sure to fill your hungry tanks
If you are grateful, you have just me to thank
I wash your dirty laundry and cook your meals
Sell our extra eggs just to pay the high bills
Careful, watch your step, pains are great from deep falls
Color outside, do not mark on my clean walls 
Think hard before you leap, doctors are not cheap
If you are playing for love, best play for keep
If you work real hard, you get money for town
Here we do not pay for you being a clown
We raise our chickens, goats, pigs and corn to eat
Know keeping this place afloat is quite a feat
Now go on, do your chores and we will be fine
Breakfast at six, come too late you do not dine
We do not burn our candles too late at night
Do not anger me, it's not a pretty sight
Enjoy the sun, God placed it there just for you
If you think me too hard, best you get a clue
Now hold your horses, God did not give me wings
I see you happy, my heart races and sings
Stop complaining, today is Sunday and clear
Now wash your hair and clean good behind each ear
No child, not everything I say is funny
What, you think we are rich and made of money
Dear child, listen to granny she tells you true
Even when mad, I love every one of you
So remember well your granny when she dies
Treasure each moment, you know how fast time flies
Now child heed well my wise words when you are grown
You reap no rich harvest if bad seeds are sown!

Robert J. Lindley. 3-16-2017

Syllables Per Line: 	
11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Total # Syllables: 	352
Total # Words: 	303

Note- Dedicated to my loving, wise and honorable grandmother..
She was made of steel but loved us all dearly..
Reminded us that farm work was hard but would teach us to be responsible , honest and worthy to be respected in this life..

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 3/20/2017 9:57:00 AM
Hello Robert. You had me with the title. I had the best grandmother in the world. Your words make everything come alive. Aren't grandmothers grand. There is nothing like them. And yes, your note is so true. It was a pleasure to read this morning. Well done throughout. Honestly
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Date: 3/17/2017 7:41:00 AM
A lovely tribute to your grandmother, Robert. These ladies are certainly made of steel. My grandmother was also tough as nails, as she ran a farm on her own for many years after the death of my grandfather. T.J
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Date: 3/16/2017 10:43:00 PM
Hi Robert, a great tribute for your granny, a wonderful poem my friend. Our old ones had so many sayings and it is only as i get older that i see the wisdom of them. I can tell you that you succeeded in making this special my friend. This has been an excellent poem Robert and a pleasure to read this early morning. This has to be a seven and a fave. Your friend....Mike.
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Date: 3/16/2017 9:16:00 PM
wow, I loved how you took her "sayings" and rhymed them and so methodically followed syllable line per line as well. GREAT tribute, Robert. A SEVEN (yes, my mom said some of these as well)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/16/2017 10:22:00 PM
Thank you Andrea. I had to be creative, as a tribute to my granny, I wanted it to be special and better than my usual fare.. I hope I succeeded...
Date: 3/16/2017 8:22:00 PM
...a lovely tribute to your grandmother robert :-) grandmother's are the best..stern with value and morals yet full of Love...one just knew it was for our own good :-) blessings, lynn
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Lynn Marie
Date: 3/16/2017 10:30:00 PM
...wooden spoon..lol :-)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/16/2017 10:21:00 PM
Thank you Lynn.. And if you did not learn it was for your own good--the ever so handy paddle taught you so, right quick. lol
Date: 3/16/2017 7:53:00 PM
Excellent write. Last line caps the entire poem. Enjoyed a lot. A 7............//hugs
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/16/2017 10:19:00 PM
Thank you my friend.. I saved her sternest warning for last-- she would have liked that, methinks.
Date: 3/16/2017 6:32:00 PM
Precious, precious. I can just hear a saucy old lady talking like that.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/16/2017 10:18:00 PM
Thank you my friend. She was a peach, spicy and full of fire.