A Poem by Baby Beek about where she's from

Discussion in 'The Rural Life' started by Mama Beek, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Mama Beek

    Mama Beek New Member

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    I wasn't sure where exactly to post this at, but I thought y'all might enjoy it since 1) you sorta know Baby a little bit and 2)she's about as country as a kid can get. She wrote it for a school assignment but it's so sweet that I enjoy sharing it.

    Where I'm From

    I am from warm fireplaces,
    where love and grief are shared;
    from the clothesline out back and the bookshelf in the corner.
    I am from mobile homes, old homes, brick and stone houses
    with the laughter of children and
    the fragrance of the season in the air.
    I am from the sweet gum tree
    with the rope swing on one side and tire swing on the other.
    I am from the rose bush,
    whose fragrant blossoms I remember
    though gone, long ago.

    I am from the Easter get together and hand made quilt,
    From Great Grandma's calloused hands and
    Grandpa's tomato patch.
    I'm from stubborn folks and
    hard working family,
    And from a smile on a rainy day.

    I am from shake it off and try again,
    from do unto others as you'd have 'em do for you;
    and be serious with God and He'll be serious with you.
    I am from the birthday stomp dance.
    I'm from the hills of Missouri and
    the songs of the Cherokee Indians,
    Pork chops with mashed taters and pumpkin pie.
    From my mother's broken home and ruined life
    that our merciful Saviour rescued her from.
    From photo albums and keepsake boxes
    stored in bookshelves and bedroom closets.

    I am a hodge podge of many things,
    rooted in happiness and heartaches.
    Family that makes you stronger,
    and a GOD too great for words,
    Who has given me these roots I cherish.


    :drinks:
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Baby Beek that is very nice, I can tell you spent some time on it and sounds like you are very rooted and close to your family.

    Mama Beek, sounds like you have done a good job also.

    G3
     

  3. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    I second what G3 said.

    A poem by a wonderful young lady nurtured by a wonderful family. Feeling better for having read the poem, I shall now get back to work.

    Walt
     
  4. cow pollinater

    cow pollinater New Member

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    Love it :yahoo: I love to read real poetry from real people. I would memorize it as I do many of the ones that speak to me if it weren't for the part about Missouri... I don't have anything against Missouri but I'm Californian from before it was California.
    Please post more. I may not respond to all but I'll read them all. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    That's my baby. Just beautiful.
     
  6. sqkcrk

    sqkcrk New Member

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    babybeek says it all, there isn't anything more to add.

    I loved it mamabeek. Do you think that I might share it w/ my church some sunday morning? Do you think that babybeek would mind? I'd need her name so I could give her authorship due credit.
     
  7. Mama Beek

    Mama Beek New Member

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    aaawwww :) Y'all are so sweet! I'm awful proud of my kids. Baby Beek is definitely a one of a kind girl though ;)

    sqkcrk..... she says sure you can use it, we'll pm you her name. She is happy that you like it.

    G3 & WaltB, thank you for being so kind! I've not always been what I should in terms of parenting and neither has papa beek, but we have been very blessed with good kids. We have worked very hard to develop a strong family bond and hope to always have a VERY close family no matter what.

    CP, glad you enjoyed it! Baby did it for a school project and it is about where she's from which is Missouri.... sorry 'bout that. She really enjoys poetry and reads lots of it, but only writes a little for now, I'll try to post more as she writes.

    Iddee..... she sure is something ain't she?! :mrgreen:

    I think she is a bit embarrassed that I've posted her poem here (without even asking)..... but since I'm the Mama, I can sometimes get away with those sorts of things ;)
     
  8. Bitty Bee

    Bitty Bee New Member

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    I'm glad everyone likes it so much! Thank you for the compliments.