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The Land Where I Was Born

Updated on February 15, 2020
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Poetry fills a large portion of my life beginning with childhood. Writing is a creative venue and lifelong enjoyment for me.

Monroe County, Al.

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private photo do not copy | Source

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

One of my handmade signs
One of my handmade signs | Source

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..


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!

Merry Go Round at Foley, Al.
Merry Go Round at Foley, Al. | Source

© 2012 Oscar Jones


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