Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Guilty of Attempted Poetry

I am from misty blue mountains, from Frozen Run Black Bear Birch Beer and bare feet.

I am from the lightning bugs hovering above the cornfield on a purple evening.

I am from the deep green woods, the stoney creek.

I am from bedtime stories and brown eyes, from Hannah and Lois and Blanche.

I am from the laughter and singing loudly.

From "If you've never made a mistake, you haven't done much." and "You're an old soul."

I am from tent meetings, youth group and loud worship music. From puppet ministry, Vacation Bible School and wishing for a mission trip.

I'm from Appalachia and Scots-Irish and German, ham pot-pie and whoopie pies.

From the green, worn path that led at gram' s white farm house everyday, the bobtail cats, and pap's still in his backyard shed.

I am from shoeboxes, picture frames and photo albums. Black and white pictures, sepia pictures, and faded 70's pictures filled with laugh crinkled eyes, crooked grins, ornery faces and grubby paws.

Template borrowed from Chrysallis

5 comments:

e-Mom said...

Fantastic... really great! I loved your memories. How fun that we're so different, yet so similar in Christ. Thanks for contributing your poem.

(BTW, my Mom used to say, "You're an old soul" to me too.)

Bless you!

e-Mom @ Chrysalis

Mac an Rothaich said...

Love it! Well done! Linked your poem from e-mom's site:)

Betsy Markman said...

Beautiful! I enjoyed this, and I'm glad I found this meme to participate in!

Jan Parrish said...

Beautiful poetry. :)

Jennifer in OR said...

Beautiful. My favorite line: "lightning bugs hovering above the cornfield on a purple evening." I'd love to see that.
from Jen @ www.diaryof1.com