Letters and Diary Poetry posted January 9, 2012


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Searching the past.

The Box

by nancy_e_davis


Who do you think you are?
The Box
~~~~~
Come look inside this box with me
at pictures old but dear.
This box is filled with memories
some faded, some are clear
~~~~~
They have to be my family
but I don't have a clue,
just who they are, or when they lived.
I don't know what to do.
~~~~~
This tall man standing proudly with
the Bible in his hand,
beside him in her rocking chair,
his lady dressed so grand.
~~~~~
I'd like to know just who they are,
a name, a place, a year,
to help me document the past
and maybe make it clear.
~~~~~
Just who they are and when they lived
And even when they died.
I know they had their hardships then
so how did they survive?
~~~~~
I need to find the spot to place
them in our family tree.
I need to learn just who they are
or that will never be.
~~~~~
Why didn't someone add a name,
is that so hard to do?
A date, a place, would sure be nice
at least I'd have a clue.
~~~~~
This image that is locked in time
this face from long ago,
will have to stay here in the box
until a name I know.

~~~~~(c)~~~~~

Nancy Davis

1/9/2012




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Thank you avmurry for the great picture. I listed this whenI first joined FS, I was unknown so it didn't get much attention. 8/6/8/6 abcb rhyme
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