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Series of Five Poems by my Mom



Entry 2

Hunkered Down

By Donna S. LaFollette

The fluttering leaves of the diary,
Yellowed and gray,
Opened for me a window
On Grandma’s life
When white hair was earthy brown
With shimmering waves.
Her blue dress flowed long
Over Pinched waist and full hips.
In April long ago, this young girl
Lifted her soft skirts
To dash out to a shy, brown-suited man
Waiting in a squeaky, bouncy buggy
Dappled horses snorted at restrained love,
Oh, not so long ago.




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December 19, 2020 3:04 PM

The poem is great, but the photos gave me joy! So lovely to see her happy with her family. I really like your idea of doing this, Michael, and look forward to reading more of your mother’s works and hearing your thoughts on life’s journeys.

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December 19, 2020 3:42 PM

I’m working on some more Photos. I’ve found a few of her with friends out and about. I’ll work on getting the captions written too. Thanks, bunches.

February 8, 2021 6:09 PM

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