The Land Where I Was Born
Monroe County, Al.
Poem Of the South~
Of sunshine and of accent,
of love and hospitality;
I don’t know what it is but I love it,
This place where I was born:
Just can’t figure out what caused it,
Excitement wild and wonderment;
Yet it comes out through openness,
From deep within my heart-true:
Where is one to share this?
Walking in my thought-set;
Freedom bred, crossing over,
Making life what we want it:
Magnolias, belles, and life-styles;
Star-lit dreams and realities.
I must accept its existence,
No matter what I do:
I left this place I speak of,
Went to the farthest place away;
But I could not hide the love pain,
For the place where I was born:
Written while attending Alabama Southern Community College:
April 12, 1997
Value Added Arts and Crafts
As a multi-medium writer and artist, I like to come back to old post's and add things of beauty (as I see them) such as this handmade sign, establishing the country as a destination both mentally and creatively.
In efforts I have made to show and sell my work, I find that your work tends to grab you hold you in it for those moments you spend both focused and relaxed. You become it and it becomes you..
- Inspirational Poetry
Poetry comes alive.An introduction to poem writing for the beginner as well as for someone who has lost touch with their writing talent; What a poem consists of and what inspires it to be truly great!
IN 2011 I moved from North Pole, Alaska, back to Monroeville, Alabama,and have sought to belong here as a semi retiree. In many ways I already belong, due to being born in Mobile, Al, as well as having roots placed with relatives, land, and childhood memories. I am thankful that I do belong. If I could afford, I would build my own little farm, or tiny plantation. Having many interests, I seek to maximize areas of my life by doing just a bit of each one. Some of those things are flying, riding motorcycle, horticulture, hobby writing, painting, woodwork, historical biblical events, and cooking. I also operate heavy equipment and do minor landscaping and earth-moving every so often. So you see, there is lots for me to do here!
© 2012 Oscar Jones