All the Other Reasons Why

All the Other Reasons Why

A Poem by MsJewel
"

memories of someone very special

"

art ~ steve hanks

 

 

~~~

The summer breeze was always a little warmer

on the top step of Grandma’s porch

where two little girls, blue eyed and tow headed

dressed in angel wings, maryjanes and mischievous smiles

(a bit sticky from the blackberries that were supposed to be for Grandma’s pie)

were positive they could touch the clouds

 

given a running jump and of course a breezy afternoon

 

And years later,

the step is just as creaky

the breeze is just as warm

and although we never did touch the clouds

(not together anyway)

you got to fly

on a new pair of wings

 

While mine are tucked safely away in a special place

with maryjanes and breezy afternoons and grandma’s blackberry pie

and all the other reasons why I love summer...

 

because you loved it too

~~~


© 2013 MsJewel



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you know Julie, I think I can see thes " little girls, blue eyed and tow headed
dressed in angel wings, maryjanes and mischievous smiles (even feel the stickiness), jumping and yes, even touching those clouds... you may have eaten the berries, but I waited for the pie!!!! (I left you some though)... sometimes I think, "so many memories, so little time... but then realize sometimes its all you have... thanks for sharing Julie and ..er... can I have more pie... please... ;o) ~~redzone


Posted 4 Years Ago


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MsJewel

4 Years Ago

Curt, Your wonderful comments always leave me with a smile. Thanks so much. :) Julie



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A lovely poem of reminiscence, I enjoyed reading it :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

Thanks again! :) Julie
Now is this from a real life memories because it sounds like befitting tribute.

Posted 4 Years Ago


this one put such a lump in my throat - for all the right reasons I suppose. What really touched me was the blackberries. Such a simple thing can become so profound when seen through the veneer of child hood memories. Well done.

Posted 4 Years Ago


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MsJewel

4 Years Ago

Blackberries always remind me of my grandmother - such wonderful memories. I suppose it is those sim.. read more
You got to fly on a new pair of wings :) sounds like a memory poem :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


The way you bring back the memories of your childhood are so personal and heartwarming, even in loss, there is beauty in your poetry. Very nice. Trace

Posted 4 Years Ago


Love this Julie, wonderful memories, beautiful imagery :) x

Posted 4 Years Ago


MsJewel

4 Years Ago

Thanks again Raven. :) Julie
This resides within a special place...where I keep memories of childhood days, and playing hopscotch. Endearing sentiment, Julie...simply beautiful!

Posted 4 Years Ago


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MsJewel

4 Years Ago

Thank you Kelly. I appreciate your very kind comment. I hope you're having a beautiful weekend. :) J.. read more
This resides within a special place...where I keep memories of childhood days, and playing hopscotch. Endearing sentiment, Julie...simply beautiful!

Posted 4 Years Ago


How sweet!! I love this!! I love your work in general :)) Amazing job as always!!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

4 Years Ago

Thank you Rosaria. I enjoy your poetry as well! :) Julie

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MsJewel
MsJewel

The Beach, CA



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