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I Remember You Uncle Charlie

Updated on October 26, 2013
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Uncle Charlie~

I remember you~

Even though you passed~

When I was very young~

I remember our special shared fun!


I recall~

The attention you gave~

I live the things you taught me~

In my mind and my heart~

Precious treasures are saved~

In me they are a part.


I remember the good and the bad~

As though you are still near~

I speak some language you spoke~

I hold all very dear.

Thank you for letting me~

Feed the chickens off the porch with you~

I think of the times fondly. ~

You and I sitting together~

On the old red church pew bench~

Calling the chickens~

With sounds you made~

And how you taught me~

How to give those chickens their feed!

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You being an old Yankee~

I remember how~

You piled your peas and such~

On your butter knife to eat~

What a balancing act~

What a feat!

How unique!

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I recall my mom cooking you~

Succotash and liver ta boot! ~

I as a fussy eater~

Would not touch it~

With a ten foot pole!


I remember every morning~

Running in and jumping on your bed~

Just to wake you up! ~

Because you were like my best friend~

There I excitedly on your bed ker-plopped! ~


I remember while bubbling~

Around your room~

You never scorned me for~

Disrupting your snooze! ~


Every morning I asked you the same question~

“If I could have the” antique tin “globe of the world?”~

You kept next to your bed~

And every morning you said the same thing to me~

“When you are older little one”~

Now go play instead. ~


On that fatal day when you breathed no more~

My parents remembered your promise to me about~

The special globe~

Cherished I still have it packed away~

Waiting again to see it some day.


Uncle Charlie~

I remember you~

I remember you coughing all the time~

For you were very ill~

But it was not digested in my young mind. ~

Now older I wonder still?


I remember you yelling at us kids~

When we were wild ~

To “stop bombing around in the house!” ~

Something I gather you learned~

From past days of war~

Those words~

Made us rapidly cut it out.

I remember you driving the old tractor~

I remember you collecting sap from the trees~

And boiling it down to make maple syrup and~

A candy surgery treat for me!

Uncle Charlie~

I remember you~

I remember you would drive me to Kindergarten~

In that big Buick that my tiny body felt lost in. ~

I remember lots of things you did for me~

Thinking about them~

Releases healthy loving endorphins!


Uncle Charlie~

I remember you~

I remember in the big old farm house~

That we lived in~

At something like three in the morning you every night~

As you thought I was asleep~

Snuck by to make your routine visit to the bathroom~

I don’t think you ever knew that I woke up almost every night and peeked! ~

Having all those times watching you walk past my room~

As the hall way light loomed ~

Now all these years that have passed~

I seemed to have kept your habit of~

Waking in the night sometimes for~

Nothing more at times but~

To see the time that has lapsed.


Uncle Charlie~

I remember you~

I remember in the winter~

You said~

“Time to hunker down!”~

Which meant we were in for the day~

To keep cozy and warm~

As we children quietly played.



Uncle Charlie~

I remember you~

Yes I very much fondly do…


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By

Lisa J. Warner

AKA

Lisa Luv

CopyRight10/26/2013@LisaLuvLLC

HOW DID THIS POEM DO? It was very hard to write. It took me almost a week to write, working on almost nothing else but this poem.

CHERISHED MEMORIES & Learn old, new phrases~

Do you remember the little things from people or loved ones that have in accumulative ways influenced you? Maybe swaying you in a big or small way? Maybe just some phrases you almost innately say? Maybe even just a certain expression on your face you unconsciously learned from that someone special who affected your life? These are some memories about my Uncle Charlie that I fondly remember influencing my life. ENJOY!

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    • Lisa Luv profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      5 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Thank you Gypsy Rose Lee! May you have a lovely day!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I really enjoyed this. Reminded me of the uncle in the very old movie I Remember Mama. Passing this on. Love the pics.

    • Lisa Luv profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      5 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      jhamann Thank you so much... May you have an awesome day!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      I love the photographs, what a great hub about our place in history and family. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

    • Lisa Luv profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      5 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Thank you for reading and your kind comment btrbell ... May you have a lovely day!

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      Randi Benlulu 

      5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Sweet! Beautiful memories! Thank you for sharing!

    • Lisa Luv profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      5 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      aviannovice Thank you so much...and what a nice thought...

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This is a beautiful tribute to Uncle Charlie, who is most likely smiling upon you.

    • Lisa Luv profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      5 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      teaches12345 I think writing is often better when it at least envelopes your personal feelings and /or your life... Thank you so much for reading and your kind comments.. May you have a delightful day!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      How wonderful that you have these memories. A beautiful poem and thanks for sharing this from your personal life. Blessings!

    • Lisa Luv profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      5 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Anna Haven & Nell Rose Thank you both so much for reading and your interesting and thoughtful comments... ! Uncle Charlie was a good man.

      Nell Rose ~~~That is too funny! I didn't know if anyone would relate to the peas on the knife thing... LOL I am so glad you did!

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      Nell Rose 

      5 years ago from England

      This was beautiful lisa, I smiled all the way through, especially about the peas on the knife! lol! my grandad did that! absolutely loved it! voted up all the way! nell

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      Anna Haven 

      5 years ago from Scotland

      Lisa

      Your poem was filled with such good memories and affection. Sometimes when someone leaves so many good times in your past, it becomes a big part of who you are. Your uncle sounds a caring, special man.

      Thank you for sharing your lovely memories and for the pretty antique pictures.

    • Lisa Luv profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      5 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      In addition, I so much enjoyed collecting these antique pictures, that I think I added more pictures to this poem than any I have ever written.

    • Lisa Luv profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      5 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      HOW DID THIS POEM DO? It was very hard to write. It took me almost a week to write, working on almost nothing else but this poem.

      There are some delicate parts in this, that made me want to use different language, but I stuck with the wordage we back than would had used. Other memories would had been more tactful to leave out, but I just couldn't or I would had felt it incomplete..

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