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A Wish For Words

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She never kept a journal, put her life
on paper for posterity to read,
and all I know of her is she was wife
to great-great grandpa and she shared his need
to join a fledgling church, to cross the plains.
Where are the pages that would let me know
of life in Winter Quarters, of the pains
when her first child was born and died there?Oh,
I wish I knew her thoughts when she saw four
of her nine children laid in tiny mounds
and when her husband left to go once more
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Thursday, August 2, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: faith,words
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
This poem is about my great-great grandmother, Louisa Walker Barney.
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COMMENTS
Cowboy Ron Williams 01 August 2020
Such a marvelous sonnet about your ancestor! You are probably the most talented poet I have yet found on this website!
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Dr Antony Theodore 03 April 2020
Oh, I wish I knew her thoughts when she saw four of her nine children laid in tiny mounds and when her husband left to go once more where prophets called. a fine poem. tony
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Grace Jessen 08 April 2020
I appreciate your comments. Thanks!
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Kim Barney 19 August 2018
Wow! A flawless sonnet, perfect in every way: rhyme, meter, meaning and emotion. Also, the title fits well with the poem. This is too good for Poem Hunter. You should have saved it for a contest, But maybe it has already won in some contest?
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Bernard F. Asuncion 03 August 2018
Grace, such a moving poem??????
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Spock The Vegan 02 August 2018
I like this poem about a real person, her trials, and your desire to know the details. Perhaps she wrote about it, but it was lost. Some things may never be known. Thanks for sharing.
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