Joseph T. Renaldi

Veteran Poet - 1,154 Points (Frackville, Pennsylvania)

Family Reunion - Poem by Joseph T. Renaldi

There was a spirit of friendly fellowship
In the Family Reunion Days of long ago
When the young and old gathered together
And softened the day's beautiful glow.

I can still detect a variety of odors
Of barbecue chicken, pie and cake
And the sizzling steaks on the grill,
Like the elderly members use to make.

I recollect the old timers telling stories
About how rough life use to be,
The Great Depression and lengthy war years,
Heartfelt accounts they seemed to me.

As the evening shadows began to deepen,
I always recited a simple, thankful prayer
For all the blessings, joys, and happiness
Our family was willing to share.


Comments about Family Reunion by Joseph T. Renaldi

  • Ernestine Northover (7/20/2006 4:06:00 PM)


    I so remember those times too Joseph, somehow they were fun times, and we made our own entertainment, with a piano, singing and playing games, like 'consequences' and 'hangman'.Wonderful days, long gone. Thanks for the memory. Lovely poem. Lovely read.
    Love Ernestine XXX
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  • (7/20/2006 3:39:00 PM)


    Hi Joseph,
    Excellent poem, I enjoyed your imagery. You are very talented. Take care.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 20, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010


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