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What Is Our Strength?
by Jackie (Micke) Jinks

Tuesday, June 14, 2005
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...our unclaimed history, our unknown fate - a villanelle


What can we learn

from our heritage, families of our past?

Their memories in our minds still burn.


What shall be around the next turn

if our lives we live too fast?

What can we learn?


Is there a future we would spurn,

or one our families could forecast?

Their memories in our minds still burn.


As deep waters often churn,

so do our lives with a mocking blast -

what can we learn?


Emit the strength you come to earn

from heritage that is so vast;

their memories in our minds still burn.


For their comfort we still yearn;

their lives, our lives, a deep contrast

What can we learn –

their memories in our minds still burn.


© Jackie (Micke) Jinks, June 14 2005 


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Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 6/15/2005
We (or I anyway) often wonder what it was like for our ancestors so long ago, and I'm just wondering if the generations to come will some day sit in ponderance of what our lives were like. Will the world change that drastically? I don't know that answer, but I'm almost certain just as our ancestors wouldn't be able to cope with today, that we would find it equally as difficult to cope in the future.
Wonderful write and thoughts Jackie! Enjoyed!

Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/14/2005
Micke you always did the structured poems better than anyone!
This is a fascinating topic, beautifully written!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/14/2005

A mesmerizing piece of thought provoking poetry. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by George Carroll 6/14/2005
I wonder every now and then what it will be like 500 years from now. What will people have to say about us. You raise interesting questions.

Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 6/14/2005
perhaps there is a such thing as a cellular genetic database, where all of the information from our ancestry is stored. current-day genetic tests only confirm small, disconnected aspects of our true heritage. perhaps it is only by 'going within' that we can determine the true breadth of 'who we are', 'where we come from' and 'where we are going', eh, poet? a wonderful, insightful write. and definitely timely.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/14/2005
excellent! well done, jackie!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx, karen lynn. :)
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/14/2005
Spot on.
One needs to take time out for reflection each day.
I found giving up the car, and cycling, walking, one laments and does get back in touch with nature.
Just sitting observing nature, or going to old church's and castles, though the church here was built in 950 AD.

Funny I've wonder from childhood about what the folk were like who walked the same road etc.

Strong message here Jackie..
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/14/2005
A truly powerful and sage piece, Micke.

I believe that we can truly learn much from each one of our unique diverse heritages and cultures - if we only take the time to seek.

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