Lori’s Family Tree

She unearths the compost of generations

digs through rocky soil

hopping on roots making fun out of toil

She gathers names of people

places from near and places from far

imagining histories, famines and wars

She constructs memories

traditions of sages, researches

times and dates captured for ages

lives that lived long and others too brief

Some lived with riches, others lived cheap

She taps down the soil, now watered and fed

a garden of eden whose histories have led

to the glorious now

And though not the end of the line

with a kind twinkled eye

she says, “I think I’ll stop now…after all

how many dead cousins do I need to find!”

Jean E. Taddonio


About geniecan

Born and raised in " America's finest City" received BS degree in nursing years ago... main career besides wife and motherhood ( and now a grandma)was as a hospice RN for 18 years...Take great joy in finding the good in all things and believing that " No Thing is Ordinary" the title of my blog. I am working on a children's picture book story named R-Qu.. a rock falls of his mountain. Writing poetry is one of my happiest things to do. Yoga, water aerobics,, gym exercise and walking our wheaton terrior, Finley, with my husband Jim are favorite things...oh yes...singing in the choir at Church and recognizing God as #1... are most important... I also have a home based business with magnetic and far intra red health care products..peace to all who read this, Love, Jeane
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