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REMEMBER ME MY WHISPERING WILLOW?

Whisper my Willow, so softly to me through your rings.

Hold me, in your long weeping arms, cradle me gently,

As in years past.



Remembering,... when I was 2, where you would hide me

Within your tangled switches, each time mother would go mad.

She always found me and would punish you too,

Breaking off one of your slender loving arms, only to tan me with.



How you weeped! helplessly rooted,...

You could not save me.

How she could instantly turn;

wielding your gracious arms like weapons, as though my pain would be your fault.



Do Not Weep,...It's Not.

"Your poor broken arms!"  And I, too small,...

To protect you, from harm.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

childhood memory.  I actually went back to see that tree 38 years later, just to see if it still lives.  It does.  :-)

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EAST AND WEST

a kind and loving spirit

lives over in the east

love is all you get from her

and food worthy of a royal fest



then we have the other one

that lives in the west

too mean to be a witch you see

believes she's better than the rest



I know each of these spirits

have seen the good stomped by the bad

the wicked one will be loney

the kind and loving one no longer sad

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SABRINA

WELL LADY, YOU ARE ALL GROWN UP AND MARRIED

I AM SO HAPPY THAT I COULD BE THERE FOR THE EVENT

BUT I HAVE TO BE HONEST, I DON'T THINK I KNEW WHAT TO EXPECT

I HAD TOLD MY SWEETIE IN A JOKING FASHION

FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELT AND HANG ON FOR THE RIDE

A WEIRD LOOK TOOK OVER HIS FACE AND HE ASKED

WELL, RENEE' HOW WILD CAN IT GET

AND BEING ME I JUST LAUGHED AND SAID

YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW WITH THIS FAMILY

LITTLE DID I KNOW THAT THE RIDE WOULD BE UNBELIEVEABLE TO EVEN ME

SABRINA YOU MADE A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE EVEN WITH THE WORRIES THAT WERE ON YOUR MIND

YOU MADE US ALL PROUD, YOU SHOWED THE GRACE AND STRENGTH

FOUND IN MANY OF THE WOMEN OF THIS FAMILY OF OURS

YOUR MOM AND DAD SHOULD BE PROUD OF THE YOUNG WOMAN YOU HAVE BECOME

YOU AMAZE ME WITH THE ENERGY YOU FIND, IT MUST COME FROM THE COLVINS

YOU NOR YOUR MOM EVER SEEM TO GROW TIRED, THE LAST FEW YEARS HAVE BEEN

I MUST SAY ANYTHING BUT KIND TO OUR FAMILY, IF WE THINK BACK THROUGH THE YEARS

IT SEEMS THAT IT COMES IN STAGES HITTING ONE FAMILY REALLY HARD BUT ALWAYS ATTACKING MAM-MAW

THEN IT WAITS DORMENT FOR SEVERAL YEARS THEN LIKE A THIEF IN THE NIGHT BACK AGAIN TO CUT AWAY ONCE AGAIN

SOMETHING THAT WE TREASURE AND LOVE, STARTED WITH OUR GRANDFATHER, HIS LOSS IS STILL FELT

THEN OUR GREAT GRANDMOTHER, SHE WAS WHAT SOME MIGHT CALL A BACK BONE OF SORTS FOR US

THEN IT STARTED AGAIN STRIKING SEVERAL OTHER MEMBERS OF OUR CLAN OF FOLKS

THEN IT WAS MY TURN TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE, I NEED NOT TELL YOU OF ALL PEOPLE

THE PAIN, THE SCARY TIMES IN THE DARK OF NIGHT WHEN OUT OF THE BLUE YOU START TO THINK ABOUT THAT DAY

THE TEARS COME LIKE HOT LAVA SPEWING FROM AN ERUPTING VOLCANO

THE THOUGHT OF LOSING MY MOM WAS SUCH A SHOCK FOR YEARS IT WAS JUST SHE AND I

AGAINST THE WORLD UNTIL WE MET MY DAD MILLARD WE DECIDED TO MARRY HIM GOOD CHOICE I THINK

I MISS HER SO MUCH SOMETIMES IT BREAKS MY HEART ALL OVER AGAIN

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Sabrina.... you really have done our family proud.... may you and George have a happy life....

love each other and laugh alot... they say that is the best medicine and you now from experience that it does a alot for ones lets say nerves....lol....

for my cousin Sabrina Deason.... she got married on April 5th.... if you have ever been married... remember standing there and all the wild thoughts running and crashing in your head..... well with out getting into all the different things that happened the day of this wedding ... let me just say..... that the fact that any of us could think.... well it was the wildest day we have seen in a while.... but nothing that we as a family could not overcome.....

god bless the families..... may we live own into the future.....

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Mom

Mom you are special to me

Can you see

I love you

With all of my heart too



You are the best at everything

Even when times get turf

We are here to help you up



What is weird is you never fall

You might stumble

But not fall



I admire you

With the kind of heart you have

You always share

And keep the little bit left for you



But what makes you special between anyone else

Is you are MY MOM

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This poem is dedicated to my mom, she is so special to me in everyway.  I'm glad God gave me her.

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Mother

Mother's

Think about what they do

Can we ever pay the back for everything?

What we can do is love,

Help them in need,

And even leaned them your shoulder

We can also take the pain away

By telling them the good times

And funny times

And how important they are in our lives

If they cry then we will be weak

If they are happy we are strong

But actually it should be the opposite

We strong when they cry

We weak when they are happy



Mother's are important

You shouldn't ever

Hate

Stop loving

Get mad at

Or even hit

A mother

Because just think about what they have done

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This poem is dedicated to my mother, for everything she has done for me, and I'm sorry mom for being so mean or rude sometimes.  I love you mom!!  Thanks for reading.

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PRISSY

A nickname I never knew about

Easter her favorite holiday

she loves to watch bull riding

I would never have known

information given

questions you would not think to ask

how wild.... you think you know someone

then you hear things you never thought about

these are things about my sister in law

to me she is just Meg, wonder woman

when I met her she was cool

my brother fell in love

I was proud, he did good

she transformed from single lady

into a loving wife and friend

going to school, keeping house

later becoming mother to Tyler

always on the Dean's list

not bad for a wonder woman

she has held my respect for sometime now

last April she blessed my brother and our family

with the most beautiful twin boys

she has once again transformed

and right before our eyes

she is now really wonder woman

mom to three, wife to my brother

and also works..... she juggles well don't you think

the most amazing thing to me is

she always seems to find a minute to let me know

she is thinking of me.... just a little hello

Meg you are one amazing lady..... beauty and grace

all in one package.... I admire your style.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

well I never knew you were called "Prissy"... that is cute..... but you don't really seem prissy to me....

I love ya sis..... may you have all the blessings this life can offer you......

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Mom

She’s the one who gave me life.

She’s the one, my father’s wife.

She’s the one that kept me fed,

And tucked me safely into bed.



She’s the one who kissed my boo-boo to make it better.

She’s the one who keeps my old letters.

She’s the one who nurtured my growth,

And supported my Air Force oath.



She’s the one who believed in me

When others said “He would fail”, you'll see.

She’s the one who waits by the phone,

Waiting for me to call home.



She’s the one that wouldn’t name me Tom,

This awesome lady I am proud to call mom.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Given to mom on valentine's day.

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THE YOUNG MARINE

Some time ago

I had a chance

to spend time with

and get to know

the thoughts of

a young marine

he was a cut up

always had a smile

and one that would

knock you out

he got better looking each day

just ask him about it

I know it will laugh then say

"yeah, it's so... I do don't you think?"

he is honest sometimes too much so

he can look mean when you see a picture

jaw tight, eyes that can look right through

coldness from a stare

one that can take your breath

but then the smile

can melt even the hard of hearts

the warmth this young marine

can show to his family

can bring a tear to ones eye

I have watched as time goes on

all the trials and tribulations

he has faced and dealt with

he has turned out to be a hell of a man

and this is something that makes me proud

for you see this young marine is my brother

Author's Notes/Comments: 

this is for my brother.... he has at times been the thing that made the most sense in my life....

I love ya ....

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SARA 17

Yesterday seems so far away

Time passes by so slowly now

So many unanswered questions

No time to say goodbye



You gave sight to 2 small boys

But now I cant see you

You truly were a princess

Though you had no time to reign



I close my eyes and I remember

Your wide smile

You child like laughter

A beautiful person you were



Never again will you call me auntie

Never shall I see you grow and marry

If I could of changed places with you....I surely would

I miss you so much



Goodbyes are so final

Wait just a moment longer.......

Although I cant see you any longer dear

You are safe forever more in my HEART



Loving you always Auntie




Author's Notes/Comments: 

I wrote this poem one year after my beautiful niece passed away at the tender age of 17

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