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  • April 21st, 2010 | 12:08 AM
30 Poems in 30 Days - GRANDMA


My personal challenge for National Poetry Month is to write
a poem a day about the father I have never known.

There's a picture
in my baby book
of my grandma Tina,
my father's mom,
holding my aunt Kitty
on her lap.

I wasn't even born yet
but still
I was jealous.


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There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



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bluemalibu
April 21st, 2010 10:03 am (UTC)
nice :0
good luck with your goal!
susanwrites
April 24th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
Thanks for popping by and for the support!
ex_kmessner
April 21st, 2010 10:10 am (UTC)
I love this. (and I'm a little jealous now, too!)
susanwrites
April 24th, 2010 06:47 am (UTC)
Thanks, Kate. And congratulations on making the shortlist. Big WOOHOO!
d_michiko_f
April 21st, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
*Sniff*
susanwrites
April 24th, 2010 06:47 am (UTC)
:)
(Anonymous)
April 21st, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
I know the exact feeling. It is because it is something you never got to experience. I used to be jealous of my sister because she could play netball and softball and I couldn't. I used to go and watch her and then I could not go anymore it became to painful as I could not join in.

I guess it is kind of the same.

- Anne McKenna
susanwrites
April 24th, 2010 06:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, kind of the same. Hugs for us both.
(Anonymous)
April 22nd, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
tanita says:
One of the things my little sister says to me, when I talk with my other sisters about things that happened in childhood is, "Where was I?"

I understand that jealousy.
susanwrites
April 24th, 2010 06:48 am (UTC)
Re: tanita says:
Ouch for your sister.
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WHO AM I?



Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.






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