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U and I

Born in the gullah cypress shade of South Carolina Dirt poor Rich coffee bean skin Teardrop-shaped pearl eyes ... midnight black forest feminine Uneducated and illiterate ... Living swamp school books was her God-given natural wit Wisdom which breathed from the dark soil Trampled upon by educated elephants with lazy literary tusks, whom never once had to truly toil Pay the peons in euro peanuts was the turn-of-the-century attitude Race the stallions and mares without benefit of schoolhouse shoes Granny love how often was the horse buggy whip laid upon you Uneducated and illiterate ... opposites were u and i Born of the same branch, my soul extend to her an olive leaf sigh Uneducated and illiterate was you, but papa swore it would never be I Granny you were the wisest woman I ever knew for twenty four years til the day you died

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Date: 12/25/2017 11:39:00 PM
My soul extended her an olive leaf sigh. Lovely line and then it has more and ends in a remarkable tribute to grandma. Love is so obvious in all the lines.
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Date: 12/25/2017 9:57:00 AM
as i celebrate my grandma this day, i dedicate this poem to both of them. love always
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Date: 12/23/2017 10:37:00 AM
A beautiful tribute to your grandmother...
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Date: 12/23/2017 5:39:00 AM
Granny always knows best. And they make the best of friend ever. Beautiful my friend... I wish you and your love and dear ones a very Merry Christmas! Hugs and smiles and loves always :)
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