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.


Nancy Davis



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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