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My Father’s Dreams

Almost the end of the line

One of the youngest still living at home

Then…The Great Depression

No more school at ten years old

Dropped out and working the farm…

Doing what he could to help out his Momma…

Poppa up and left all of them

Someone had to help…

To try to hold things together for Momma and

the younger kids

The brother just older than him quit too

The farm more important than reading and cyphering

We tried to keep the cattle alive and the

Sawmill going for those who needed lumber

Times were hard…no one had much of anything…

All so desperate…

So poor…

So hungry…

He gave up on his own dreams…

That big dream…finishing high school…

but he made Momma promise that his sister Joe

would see her dreams come true…whatever it took…

Joe would graduate…

She would have her

Dreams…of graduation…then

Business School in Montgomery

What he wanted was NO longer important…

he would make it…Some how…Some way…

he would finally live

His Dream

© 2013 Annie Original Poetry

Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.

As Ever, Annie

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