Aunt Marion

High atop a tree

The creek looks so far away

Live in the moment

Depression era

Wild spring onions are a treat

Crawdads make fine stew

Momma makes biscuits

Daddy smokes the hogs and fish

Granny says, don’t sass

Learn to sew your clothes

Work the fields to earn your pay

Thank God, you’re alive

She talks of her youth

Grateful for what life taught her

And that she can share

©2017 Annette Rochelle Aben

15 responses to “Aunt Marion

  1. Oh those memories… Nicely portrayed!

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  2. Colleen Chesebro

    Great memories! ❤

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  3. My mom was a child during the great depression. The feel of your poem reminds me of her experiences.

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  4. That really teaches us contentment. Thank you for sharing, Annette 💖

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  5. Beautiful and what a nostalgic moment. Great poem, Annette.

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  6. What a beautiful expression. How amazing to still have your grandmother, Annette. YES, pay attention to every detail in every story she relates!

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