Jim is a builder in Richmond, VA who works with his brother to build custom additions and renovations. He lives with his wife and 5 children near Mechanicsville, VA. more »
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Jim Hiner Poems
Clothespins Mama had a worn out cloth bag Hanging out on the line. It was full of old clothespins
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(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
(31 May 1819 - 26 March 1892)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
Mama had a worn out cloth bag
Hanging out on the line.
It was full of old clothespins
The wooden and the springy kind.
She used them when she hung the wash
Out on the line to dry.
I was too short to reach the line,
But that didn't mean I didn't try.
She said, 'Don't wish away a minute,
Time's such a precious thing.
You will reach the line in due time,
You don't know what tomorrow will bring.'
My Mother taught me to read
By reading poetry to me.
It was like shining a light in the darkness
Or teaching a blind man to ...