The Child Remembers

@RubyHawk (29138)
Atlanta, Georgia
August 2, 2016 9:26pm CST
I wrote this poem years ago about memories of visiting at my granddaddy's house. Soft, gray, cloudy days with far off thunder and misty, drifting fog is comforting to me as my granddaddy's feather bed Snuggled in deep and warm watching the fire flicker in the old wood stove the creak of rocking chairs and the murmur of voices The child remembers
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@LadyDuck (175653)
• Switzerland
3 Aug 16
What a beautiful poem, it reminded me the house of my grandparents.
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Aug 16
My grandparents had rockers on the front porch and often sat out there rocking and chatting after I was in bed. In the winter there was a wood stove where I could see the fire burning.
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@LadyDuck (175653)
• Switzerland
3 Aug 16
@RubyHawk My grandparents had a swing bench, we liked it so much. I never stayed there in winter, it was too cold, we went there to visit, I remember the fireplace.
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Aug 16
@LadyDuck Some of my best memories were at Granddaddy's house. I went winter and summer. They didn't live a long distance from us.
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• United States
3 Aug 16
Good memories!
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Aug 16
Yes,some memories are good and others not so good.
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• United States
4 Aug 16
@RubyHawk I try and not dwell on the not so good ones.
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Aug 16
@Jeanniemaries That best, and I try to not dwell on bad memories.
• United States
3 Aug 16
lovely poem, ms. ruby. yepperz, we recall the things that brought's comfort.
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Aug 16
Yes, and those memories that were uncomfortable. Children remember more than we think.
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• United States
3 Aug 16
@RubyHawk yes ma'am, sadly so 'n those scars run deep
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Aug 16
@crazyhorseladycx Sadly scars do run deep.
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@shaggin (37643)
• United States
5 Aug 16
I actually live in the house my grandparents raised my mother and her brothers and sisters in. Now I am raising my own children here.
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Aug 16
That's the best. i love old homes. My mother lived in her home for over fifty years and it's still there. My nephew lives there now.
@shaggin (37643)
• United States
5 Aug 16
@RubyHawk Mine needs a lot of work
@just4him (126889)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Aug 16
Wonderful memories wrapped up in that poem.
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Aug 16
Children never forget. We adults should remember that.
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@just4him (126889)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Aug 16
@RubyHawk Oh so true.
@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
3 Aug 16
This is lovely, I could just see you there in that big soft bed.
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Aug 16
I can see myself there. My grandparents always had feather beds.
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@acelawrites (12285)
• Philippines
3 Aug 16
You must be missing your gandfather! Nice description of the feather bed.
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@josie_ (7610)
• Philippines
3 Aug 16
It's nice to have fond memories of childhood. Now that I'm a grandmother, I sometimes wonder will my grandchildren have fond memories of our times together.
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Aug 16
I wonder the same as you. I spent a lot of time with them when they were little.
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@Hatley (164486)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Aug 16
Ruby that's so lovely thanks for sharing
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Aug 16
You are welcome and I'm glad you liked it. I don't often share my poetry.
@TRBRocks420 (82411)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Aug 16
Well done on the poem and, yes they remember everything.
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@RubyHawk (29138)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Aug 16
We as adults often forget that children are building memories every day.
@BelleStarr (39654)
• United States
4 Aug 16
Lovely poem and warm with memories.
• Midland, Michigan
3 Aug 16
Your memories reminded me that I need to begin collecting my articles from a different site as I will be changing my membership there. It's a lot of work which I've put off thus far. I have until the end of the month unless I want to pay again, and I really don't have the extra funds to continue in that manner. I wrote a poem on there about cloudy days that I've not looked at in a few years.