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The Land Where I was Born

Updated on January 9, 2018
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Writing Poetry has filled a large portion of MOJ's Life, beginning with childhood. Writing is a creative venue and lifelong enjoyment.

Monroe County, Al.

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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:


April 12, 1997 (copyrights include photos and poem)



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!

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      Oscar Jones 5 years ago from Alabama

      thank you. I wish we could all keep it simple. oscarlites

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      Felina Margetty 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Nice one , simple. Cheers F.