Treasure Island

RoseAnn V. Shawiak

(October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

A Blessing From God


Quietly whispering tunes in imagination,
letting them flow outward into snow-filled memories,
sliding across on a sled big enough to hold all six
of us sisters.
A blessing from God, we were always able to be
together and play.
A close-knit family, kept together by a Mom who loved
us beyond compare.

Submitted: Monday, April 01, 2013
Edited: Saturday, November 09, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was written while thinking of the six of us, because the other two were not yet born. They were both born in Arizona. We were still living in New Jersey and this memory is from then.
Yes, I have six sisters and one brother. One sister, died though.

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  • Ken E Hall (8/19/2014 11:05:00 PM)

    Luvli to read of a past time of all the sisters together indeed a blessing from God...you warm the cockles of my heart...regards (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (5/31/2014 6:11:00 AM)

    A satisfaction of being all together and the the love for mother is clearly visible here along with a sweet nostalgic feeling........ very pleasing to heart (Report) Reply

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