The Mother Load


Monday, April 24, 2006

I Am From...

I have finally taken a challenge, Owlhaven

So here it goes:

I am from pencils with worn tips, from ice-cold Coca-Cola and freshly brewed Community Coffee. I am from the house with the jungle of a yard with a reflection of this on the inside as well. I am from the loving, very full, home that smells of pumpkin spice candles and whatever meal I can whip up in an hour. I am from magnolias so divine and tough and wisteria mysteriously intertwining.

I am from baking with children every holiday to never leaving without saying I love you. From the forgiving Legendre’s and assertive Plaisance’s and determined Gautier‘s and witful Cheramie‘s.

I am from the most forgiving hearts and giving hands. From old spirits in young bodies and open minds.

I am from Christians, who believe God will get you through it. I'm from Cajuns in Louisiana, from France, Spain, and Italy, from Mom‘s white beans cooked in Granny‘s pot to sloppy wipe your mouth fifty times roast beef po-boys.

From the early Sunday morning raves from Granny and Papa on dancing the night away the night before and willing to relive it out once more to the mounds of Mawmaw’s books surrounding every wall.

I am from old tattered albums, self-written poetry books, grandma’s tea set, and hand-made blankets that tell of a journey worth taking again, and again, and again.

6 Your Load:

Blogger owlhaven said...

This is great! love it, esp the ending!

Mary, mom to many

11:24 PM  
Blogger The Mother Load said...

Thanks! I really enjoyed it!

11:35 PM  
Blogger Lazy cow said...

I like your responses. This poem has been going around for quite a while but I just don't have the concentration - or I'm just too stupid - to think up any responses.

3:17 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

This was great. Came over from Owlhaven. I posted one too if you have a moment to visit! :o)

12:14 PM  
Blogger The Mother Load said...

Thanks Susan and Lazy Cow!
It took me at least an hour to do, so it was difficult but enlightning.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

I'm here from Owlhaven. Loved reading yours. Mine is posted if you'd like to visit :)

10:04 PM  

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