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The Family Cookbook Part One
by Scenic Everidge

Sunday, April 20, 2008
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Just a little diddy about my quest to label the leaves on my family tree.


She had written every chapter of her life so far
Traveled through time to find enriched soils/souls to plant her roots
To read past excerpts
Reached out for ancestoral connections
There was but one book after all these years

No ledger with black ink to assign acreage and chattel

No clippings of valor and dignity, pride and fortune
No Bible with broom jumping entries, just
A cookbook that told of all who labored in those kitchens
Discovered redacted pages covered in White-out
except for that old family recipe
Bitter vanilla pecan candies, sprinkled with superiority and disdain
A taste that still lingered in her buds, their hand me downs
How could she honor them
They, who robbed her dna blind
and stole the markers
along the private drive
that were supposed to lead her home
This chapter ends without puncutation










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Reviewed by Charlie 4/21/2008
A great poem to first read you with. --Lots of emotion behind the words.
Welcome to the den. You are going to fit in here fine! --Charlie
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