When you are done admiring other's posted poems, make sure to check out the links to other participants sharing poetry today.
Carol Varsalona and I have switched hosting dates. Carol will be hosting September 27, 2019 at Beyond LiteracyLink, and I will take on her date, October 4, 2019, here at Library Matters.
In 1958, I was five when my family joined other relatives on a logging and homesteading adventure into the Pine River region of Northern British Columbia.
I'm committed to sharing a bit every week so that I don't give up. (with time out for camping and canning of course) I appreciate feedback on the construction of the poetry and ideas and questions about what information might be missing.
I am almost done with this part of the story. I'm still trying to determine if I should write this whole thing in present or past tense.
This poem might not make sense if you have not read the previous poem here. My mother told me about having to make this decision in one of our conversations about this event many years ago.
Mommy had to make a choice.
If Daddy made it through the night
he would be airlifted to Vancouver.
Did she want to see him?
Uncle Wilf would take her.
They both knew it might be her last chance
to see him alive,
to say goodbye.
But it was a five hour journey
with no guarantees at the end.
And she was responsible
for five small children
Mommy bet on Daddy’s strength
and started packing.
Here are links to previous poems in this collection.
Ready and Willing
Time For Fun
Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle, her final published book of 2019. It's a delightful rhyming nonfiction picture book that shows different animals getting ready for winter. If you are really creative you can poem up