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Maps

What is that word?

He asks…

Pointing out a country on his map

I try my best to pronounce it correctly…but I’m not sure

He loves maps..my Dad’s passion

Maps of all kinds

All places

He struggles with …

words…

names…

places…

Reading in general

Sacrificing his education at an early age

for his family…

his mother…

his younger siblings…

The Great Depression changed him

It did not however…

Prevent him from learning…

From continuing to

Teach himself

at all costs well into adulthood

Daily he mastered the most

complex math…in his head

making the correct equations to determine

the right mix of sand, gravel, and cement

The proper slope of a roadside…

the length and height of a bridge

Yet…he still struggled with words…

with reading which he loved

But

He never gave up his

Love of

Maps

© 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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My Father’s Dreams

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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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