Side By Each

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
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Submitted: July 23, 2016

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With progression less remember

an old textile manufacturing town

hollowed compared to its former glory

hard working people that pulled through tough times

they had large families who parked their cars side by each

gathering together on Sundays after church for meals

made due with little commiserating over the smallest of things

whethered the storms while hoping for rain during summer

it'll never be that way again

with railroad whistles in the background

the house shaking with its passing

my pepere told me about hurricane Carol with water up to his chest

swimming with his kids on his back

my great grandfather died was embalmed in my bedroom 

that was the ninety six that I remember

 

Old mason jars sealed in the basement

with geese in the front yard swimming in the river

I remember walking arm in arm with my memere after my war hero pepere died

seemingly unreal looking plastic

cousin crying in the room over emotions I couldn't contain

driving by it now it's not the same

they parked their cars side by each 

 

 

 


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