Adeline Foster

Rookie - 299 Points (Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

Memories Of Childhood Are Sometimes Only Knowledge Later Learned - Poem by Adeline Foster

I remember, I remember the day that I was born.
“How’s that, ” you say, “impossible.” the tale
My sister would relate and then regale
Me with the details of the scar she’s worn.
Most vivid are the memories reborn
From countless tellings o’er the family plate.
We both would beg our mother to relate
How on that fated night before the morn-
I was newborn and sister not a year-
The boiling pot she’d tipped upon her back
So that we shared each cry, each wail, each tear.
Still are the memories so vivid that
The scar she bore for me made her more dear.
Some memories are knowledge kept most clear.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This sonnet is a true account of the day that I was born.

Comments about Memories Of Childhood Are Sometimes Only Knowledge Later Learned by Adeline Foster

  • Rookie Thomas Carolan (3/4/2014 4:55:00 PM)

    that is lovely adeline there is lot to be remembered about one's birth most vivid are the memories (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,767 Points Smoky Hoss (10/16/2013 3:03:00 PM)

    Wow, that is amazing! Family connections... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 539 Points Phyllis Strong (10/16/2013 1:10:00 PM)

    Yes Adeline, I feel you; I see the scars on both of my legs everyday, and I still have the memory of my hospital stay. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 51 Points Jr Cuyam (10/3/2013 5:04:00 AM)

    I can relate..nicely done (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,177 Points Vera Sidhwa (10/1/2013 1:13:00 PM)

    Some memories are knowledge kept most clear. How true. This is a beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 26, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 26, 2013


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