Learn More

Marilyn Lott

Rookie - 156 Points (5-28-42 / Washington state USA)

Families


I think families are softly woven
Just like a piece of fine linen
Such tight and delicate threads
Many fragile stitches are hidden

Tombstones tell a story
When folks were born and died
Old, worn and weary
But the important dates don’t lie

Many come from other countries
It’s exciting for us to see
Each one tells a special story
Moss-covered under a tree

Genealogy books are so important
To follow families down the line
Sometimes quotes from family members
And newspaper clippings over time

It takes a lot of work and dedication
To put this information together
But it’s so important to pass down
So much there is to capture

So we cherish our extended families
No way better than genealogy books
And pass them down to generations
Stories flow softly like a gentle brook!

Submitted: Saturday, May 19, 2007
Edited: Monday, February 28, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Families by Marilyn Lott )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Sciences Take xx xxx xx Original .., Lee Mack
  4. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Christmas Carol, Sara Teasdale
  10. Ring Out , Wild Bells, Alfred Lord Tennyson

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Go from me, summer friends, and tarry not:
I am no summer friend, but wintry cold,
A silly sheep benighted from the fold,
A sluggard with a thorn-choked garden plot.
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Hitler: A Life Immersed in Hypocrisy, Paul Hartal
  2. Creative Interests, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Villanelle: No curse worse than the plac.., T (no first name) Wignesan
  4. Sense Of Fulfillment, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. here workin' for hugs on Christmas eve, Bull Hawking
  6. Poetry of the Stars, Shahrokh Sharifrazy
  7. The Song of Krishna, Shahrokh Sharifrazy
  8. My Christmas Wishes, Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  9. What a Concept is this Love, Shahrokh Sharifrazy
  10. Sri Ramakrishna (1836 - 1886), Tushar Ray
[Hata Bildir]