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Mama's Pocketbook
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Faded Paperdolls by Seleta V Johnson Looking back to days gone by. [176 words]
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TITLE (EDIT)
Mama's Pocketbook
DESCRIPTION
A lady thinks back to life with her Mother. Sweet and touching poem.
[306 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Relationships
AUTHOR
Seleta V Johnson
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[June 2004]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (7)
Don't Let Your Horseshoe Hit The Plum Tree (Short Stories) A funny little tale about a country teenager [854 words] [Humor]
Faded Paperdolls (Poetry) Looking back to days gone by. [176 words] [Relationships]
Little Dog Walking (Poetry) Tender poem about stray dogs. [101 words] [Animal]
No Crib For His Bed (Short Stories) A very touching and heartwarming story of God's love and miracles.. [847 words] [Spiritual]
Prince And The Porch Swing (Short Stories) A heartwarming tale of a little girl and her dog.. [1,064 words] [Animal]
That Really Burn’S My Biscuits- On Both Sides!!! (Short Stories) A country girl’ s look at life [755 words] [Humor]
The Tornado Man (Short Stories) A heartwarming tale about a child's faith in God. [1,060 words] [Spiritual]
Mama's Pocketbook
Seleta V Johnson


                                
It always hung on the wall beside her favorite wooden chair,
By the warmth of the old tin heater, You could find her sitting there,
Anytime of night or day, you would see her fingers sewing,
Sometimes in the darkened night, the kerosene lamp was glowing,
Flickering almost syncronous to the Grand Ole Opry,
A country music radio station in Nashville Tennessee.
A steaming cup of coffee she could never be without,
And it sat upon the table that my daddy made from scraps,
The walls aligned with pictures, many graying now with age,
Relatives and family friends, too many passed away.
As mama sat there sewing, thinking what was yet to come,
She would rummage through her pocketbook for a stick of Wrigley's gum.
Doublemint or spearmint, no others she would chew,
And in that pocketbook, she always kept a pack or two.
A metal shelf stood in the kitchen, filled with special treats,
Candy corn and orange slices, Yes, Mama loved her sweets,
Christmas was a special time, with red and green balloons,
The old victrolia playing our favorite christmas tunes,
A cedar tree with lights and tinsel, balls and bells galore,
Was always found in Mama's house behind her bedroom door.
Summer months were hot and dry, but Mama didn't care,
Gardening her vegetables, each day you'd see her there,
Mason jars were filled with beans, tomatoes, corn and beets,
Fruits and veggies canned for winter, gave us food to eat.
Summer days of school time, afternoons i rode the bus,
Daydreaming of the yummy supper mama made for us,
As i step off of the school bus, a sweet aroma filled the air,
I walk into the kitchen, finding homemade biscuits there.
Yes, i can almost smell them now, the aroma lingers on,
But time has set the old house free, so i won't be going home,
But inside my head are memories,which of none could be much sweeter,
Than to still see mama's pocketbook, hanging there behind the old tin heater.

 

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STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
June 2004
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