RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Gold Star - 148,069 Points (October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

Backyard Memories - Poem by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Backyard memories sit quietly peaceful,
waiting to be remembered on still dark nights.
A sound, an odor, a familiar scene, bring to mind an
image or picture of a special event.
Gathering together, eating, talking, reminiscing with
relatives of old, enjoying the bond of family.
Ties binding us ever closer, bringing a sense of security,
a calmness wrought within - a sense of belonging.
Special memories of Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunts and Uncles,
gently touch harmonious chords, reverberating through our
brains, focusing in towards each other's hearts,
holding hands throughout the years even though we
are miles apart.
Sanctity of life preserved forever in the sphere of
family - close-knit - dear.
Strings tied beautifully around the circumference of our
collective memories.

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Comments about Backyard Memories by RoseAnn V. Shawiak

  • Bri Edwards (3/23/2018 3:14:00 PM)


    (continued) ................yes, especially (for me) in 'Older-Age', memories of people in 'the past' and of special gatherings..........[especially if FOOD was involved; as a growing teen i was sometimes referred to as 'the garbage can' at large meals with relatives because i tended to finish some of the leftovers, like the last of the whipped potatoes in the large saucepan! ].......come to me from time to time. to MyPoemList. bri ;) (Report) Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (3/23/2018 3:08:00 PM)


    i enjoyed the whole poem, but found most interesting (a 'poor' word; a better one escapes me at this time!) the last two:
    Strings tied beautifully around the circumference of our
    collective memories. ........(continued) ...........
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013



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