Letters from my Dad: My Sweet Kentucky Rose
by Sandra S Corona
Friday, February 22, 2008
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Back in the old days men came 'courting' or 'courted via mail' if they happened to be elsewhere. The little girl in the picture is my older sister, Helen. Mom and Dad didn't have any children until they'd been married for ten years.
Imagine ... my sweet Kentucky Rose
with honey dew-kissed lips,
who swivels thin, svelte hips.
I cannot keep you out of my mind.
When we hug and kiss ... tend to unwind.
Kentucky Rose, your scent is divine,
and that's a sweet sign.
In fashion ... my sweet Kentucky Rose,
whom everyone knows,
as your sweetness glows.
Dressed in hand-me-down rags
from your girl friend ... Ma brags.
I cannot keep you out of my heart.
No way on earth will we ever part--
promise, Darling. That is a great start!
In your hands ... my heart.
Down on hands and knees, Kentucky Rose
works for a living,
her salary giving
LIFE to her grands: ma, pa.
I cannot let you out of my life.
Let's wed! You will be my wife.
Whatever you want, I'll make it right.
You turn dark to night ...
my sweet Kentucky Rose,
whom everybody knows,
In loving memory of my parents: Laura Mae Conley 1917-1983 and Lee Griffith 1910-1953.
Copyright 2008 Sandra S. Corona
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|Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
|very nice tribute Sandy, and the poem is super also. love ggggggggg|
|Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
|The serene purity rings true of a time when life was good, honest and simple. Oh to have those days return.....
Be always safe,
|Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams
|The solid and true romance of yesteryears. The foundation of good family...also a great foundation for this write which is very poignant and well done.
be well and happy,
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Heart tugging and moving write, Sandy; brava!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Sweet memories well-shared, Sandy. Thank you! Love and best wishes to you,
|Reviewed by John Leko
|...in beautiful memory...words upon the page...speak...as if automatic wtiting...had made contact...with ones parents remembered and loved.
|Reviewed by Selene Skye
|What a lovely, delightful write! A song for those who are deeply loved!|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
BEAUTIFUL letter and write - you honor your parents with this moving write - well done.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.