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Oldest and Youngest

This cherished photo is of my son at 2 months old, held by his great-great-grandfather on his 102 birthday. They represented our youngest and oldest family members at the time.


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Turn Back Time

photo by Lander Degraeve via Unsplash

Grandpa enjoys sitting outside smoking cigarettes as he fiddles with one thing or another. His sight ain’t what it used to be and he can’t do so much anymore but his little projects keep him busy. Today I think he’s trying to turn back time.


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My Fantasy

Photo by Luca Nardone on Pexels.com

Post-COVID family reunion in Vermont, adults sipping drinks and sharing stories by the fireplace as children enjoy the slopes.


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Posted in Décima, Empowerment, Family, Life, Love, Poetry, Prompt, Relationships, Uncategorized

Her Courage Matters (Décima)

Family doomed right from the start

Plain and simple, Dad likes to roam

Pain he causes pervades the home

And Mom contains her broken heart

Safety denied, she plays it smart

Tried to escape his angry scorn

Long before a third child was born

But now the coast and skies are clear

With turbo speed, they flee in fear

Reaching the runway plane next morn


Not every woman’s story can be told, so for this day in Women’s History Month I’m recognizing those whose plight remains unknown but their strength and courage is empowering.


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Posted in Family, Haiku, Life, Love, Poetry, Prompt, Relationships

Haiku

thoughts of you always

slip into my mind, precious

time, just you and me


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half