Chalking Up a Poem for History
Chalking Up a Poem for History By Diana Pierce
Chalking up a poem or two is just my cup of tea.
No matter if it rhymes or not its reflection is of me.
I count my blessings as I type each thought filled line or phrase,
And hope it reaches someone’s heart as it celebrates our days.
This time on earth is short we know, by standards set in stone.
From generations gone away have left impact of their own.
We miss things often not recorded for our eyes to see.
And history doesn’t get its right to make our family tree.
So write it down or take a picture and duplicate the sound,
Then the off-springs we create will know we were around.
Things that happened yesterday can be precious reading,
With a little help from us our kids will know the meaning.
Write it down and take pride about what things you do,
Because main events reflect so much about the real you,
Hobbies are just a small part of the talents people pass along,
Our heritage descends hard work and teaching right from wrong.
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