Nine In The Family
Grandpa Henry Valentine stood tall
He wore Ben Franklyn style spectacles
In his presence, silence reigned supreme
My father was first of nine offspring
I am the third of nine siblings
Sixth of the ninth month is my birth day
Father was apple of Grandpa's eyes
My father's sister had nine offspring
Gramps died in fifty nine; I was nine.
Entry for, Michelle Faulkner's, "A Time For Nine" poetry contest
Copyright © Iris Elizabeth Sankey-Lewis | Year Posted 2021
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