Within a 14 year period, I went from a Dixie delta farm
To a Chicago asphalt jungle, to a dairy land farm in Wisconsin.
From dairy land back to the jungle and from there, I returned to
Dixie land. From there I pushed westward to the streets of
San Francisco and on into the central valley of Sacramento
Not far from where someone looked towards the foothills and said,
"There's gold in them there hills". They did find gold in those hills,
But I have lived in this gold-fevered land for 33 years, and gold is not what I have found here.
I have lived in these United States from the south near the Gulf
Of Mexico, to the north near the Great Lakes, and on westward
Some three to four blocks from the Pacific Ocean. I have been
Rewarded with good people everywhere I have lived, but none
Have I been acquainted with more than these among whom I live
I tell you, I have found a land rich with most loving and beautiful
People ever I have seen. They were not discovered on a street corner
Nor at a place of employment, but scores of them have been found
In the sanctuaries of churches.
In my church a few years ago, the speaker said, "The best people
In the world are those sitting in the pew next to you". I am fortunate
To be among such people, and I could not agree more. My wife and
I were with two of them today. I could say more about them, but
Two words best describe our experiences with them. They give
Themselves MAGNANIMOUSLY and love LAVISHLY.
Copyright © curtis johnson | Year Posted 2019
Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.