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GingerScraps
01-27-2009, 05:49 AM
When I think back on my childhood days
I remember, playing with my mothers curls like they were a maze.

I remember, making a game- gluing spice on paper
And trying to guess the spice from only the smell.

I remember one night all holding lanterns,
Trying to help Dad, while he was fixing the well.

I remember
Mud pies, secret spies,
Pumpkin patches, poison oak rashes,

I remember
Fall leaves, Christmas Eves,
Dinner at the table, T.V with no cable.

I remember Singing

My mother sang everyday
Hymns and rhymes and riddles,
Never ending wit, like a she had a secrete stash.

My Dad sometimes whistled,
Sometimes tapped his foot,
But he always sang out loud when we put on Johnny Cash.

I remember
Love and safety,
Smiles and laughter,
Kindness, and sympathy,
Comfort and joy.

None of this came from
Money or power,
Stature or class,
Not name brands, or any toy.

I remember swimming in the slimy pond,
And yes, the memory is fond.

I remember
Tree forts, frog warts,
Picking apples with Chester and Betty,
Pooh Bear (my favorite teddy).

I remember
Wearing homemade clothes, water fights with the hose.
Crisp clean morning air, the Nevada County Fair.

I remember stories,

My mother could always provide
My imagination a roller-coaster ride.
She cuddled us up and read us books,
They came alive with voices and looks.

You might say my Dad was a man of few words,
His stories were short and sweet.
But if you asked any of us, wed say they were a treat.

I remember
Camping, fishing, hunting with my Dad,
Tracking animals carefully,
A clear perfect shot-
He had planed meticulously,
We'd crouch, be still, He'd take aim,
He'd STOP, and stand and start to explain,
The reasons were never quite the same.
Eventually I figured out
What this was all really about.

His secret was safe with me,
This was his plan you see.
My dear sweet Dad
Never planned to take that perfect shot he had.

I remember
Tea parties with my mother
She could throw one like no other.
We'd put on white gloves and hats,
Lay down table clothes and place mats.

"Mommy, can we use the fancy china?"

"Yes, of course my lady."

She would say in her proper voice,
As if there were no other choice.

She'd bring out the tray-
Cheerios and marshmallows,
Little bits of fruit, all looking so cute!
You know its all in the display.
We'd drink cups of Red Rose tea
Not a girl in the world was as lucky as me!

No we didn't go on exotic vacations to far off destinations.
We didn't know a movie star,
We didn't drive a brand new car.
We didn't shop at the mall,
Our house wasn't very big at all.

But when I think back about my childhood days,
I hope my vivid memory stays.

I remember our family,
Dad, Mom, Julie, Willie, Wade.
What great memories we all made.

The greatest blessings Ive ever known,
And now my Lord has blessed ME with,
Wonderful children of my own.

By Ginger

belhepsibah
01-27-2009, 03:58 PM
I really liked this one...boy it took me back to when I was a kid and all the fun things you got to do. Thank you for sharing!

GingerScraps
01-27-2009, 10:10 PM
thanks Sara :)
I actually made a huge collage on canvas with this poem as the theme, for my mom for Christmas. I will take a pic. of it next time I go to her house and post it for you all to see.

belhepsibah
01-28-2009, 04:39 AM
What a great idea!! Yes, please do!


thanks Sara :)
I actually made a huge collage on canvas with this poem as the theme, for my mom for Christmas. I will take a pic. of it next time I go to her house and post it for you all to see.

southflascrapper
08-04-2010, 10:01 AM
Ginger, you are a fantastic poet! I love reading your writing, it's fantastic! TFS!

Psychozoe
10-01-2010, 08:44 PM
I love this poem, and your memories.. I have a brother named Wade, too

Juliemomof4
10-02-2010, 06:34 AM
I love this poem, and your memories.. I have a brother named Wade, too

Awww, you have a Wade too :) Our Wade was an awesome guy. I wish he was still with us.

Psychozoe
10-03-2010, 11:50 PM
Oh, Julie and Ginger, I'm sorry Wade isn't with you anymore, at least here on earth. You will see him again. My brother, Eric, died suddenly in 2006. He was only 40. It's still sooo hard.

Ginger&JuliesMom
02-04-2011, 03:48 AM
I love you Ginger - Mom

GingerScraps
02-04-2011, 05:46 AM
Love you mama :) <3

CariCreates
02-06-2011, 03:23 AM
Glad this thread got bumped so I'd get the chance to read it. Awesome! Definitely takes me back to my own childhood in so many ways. :D

GingerScraps
02-06-2011, 03:33 AM
Thanks Cari :)
I have not revisited this thread in a LONG time! My mom posted so I came to reply to her.... and saw a few other posts as well.
Thank you all for your kind words :) I miss writing!
I have not even picked up my book of writings since my divorce over 2 years ago.
Maybe I will be able to again soon.

Scrapper
08-08-2011, 10:33 AM
Thanks so much for sharing - it's beautiful !