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Our Old Family Bible
by Felix LeRoy Perry
Monday, January 14, 2008
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As most of you who read my work know I am not a very religious person but was raised as a Catholic. Our family bible besides being a testament of the Catholic Faith was also a receptacle of family history and that is what this write is about...

Our Old  Family Bible

By Fee


At my sisterís was our big old family bible

Momís copy bound in red, trimmed in gold

Curiosity made me open up the cover

Then slowly saw how our my life did unfold


I found faded crumbling yellow newsprint

Birth and death announcements from long ago

A few old faded black and white snapshots

Of unsmiling people Iím sure I do not know


Strands of baby hair in rubber bands

Small dried red roses tinged pink with age

Certificates of weddings and baptisms

I found forgotten treasures on each page


Our family tree graced the inside cover

A few names missing here and there

Dad used to call it the big good book

Sometimes it even became a booster chair


Now some say the Holy Bibles special

And who am to say that its not so

For it contains world and family history

Mingled with so many things I didnít know


Now those who know me know me well

And my views on the religion of today

Yet that bible made me smile because

It really had so much more to sayÖ.






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Reviewed by Karen Cino 1/18/2008
What a beautiful treasure you have found. Beautiful imagery in the pages of something so sacred. Awesome write.

Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/17/2008
A very different view of the Bible, Fee. Your imagery is so well done, I could practically see you flipping the pages to find saved treasures. Well done!
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 1/15/2008
I'm touched by this Fee, it is indeed a treasure house, full of Past, present and Future truths, lest we worry what is the final outcome...Have a read of John, son of thunder, in fact read the 4 gospels, and feel the LOVE.

Love yah
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 1/15/2008
I don't think that we have to run to church every Sunday in order to be close to God. He touches us with His greatness every day. Your write shows that you have His love in your heart, Fee, and that's a wonderful and peaceful thing!
I like this write, reminds me of our own family bible, tucked neatly away somehwere in my parents house.
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 1/15/2008
Felix "Our Old Family Bible" is a beautiful testament to and for many reasons. A family heirloom one to be treasured always.

All the best to you here in our 2008 stay blessed,

Reviewed by John Perry (Reader) 1/15/2008
Yo Bro,

You know a lot of singers have recorded songs of faith, but my favorite gosble song is Willie's, "The Family Blble". Not that dad would often read to us from it, but I remember kneeling on Sunday nights for the Rosary.

Love ya Bro,

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/15/2008
Most beautiful Felix..thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*ģ 1/15/2008
The sentimental value of such a thing is immeasurable, dear Fee, and reminds us to look back at our roots and honour the spirits of our ancestors. This is a wonderful poem to read.

Love & Light always and in all ways,
Reviewed by Sanja Dayslink 1/15/2008
What a beautiful write. My culture / religion is different than that of yours, but I can value the meaning of your words. Thank you for sharing.

Sanja xo
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/15/2008

A very special write my friend. Inspiration with memory. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/15/2008
What a great place to keep one's family tree!!!
Reviewed by George Carroll 1/15/2008
The Word of God can inspire one.
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 1/14/2008
And what the bible holds is a legacy of life - in more ways than one. Every once in a while I look at my 'big' bible and find photos of my children from long ago. There are so many wonderful memories to be found and such great peace in ALL that is there.

Much love, my friend. Kathy
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/14/2008
Fee, I am sure you were so touched,, this is beautiful and I am glad you got to open the wonderful treasures close to your heart.
Always, Christine
Reviewed by Suzie Palmer 1/14/2008
Yes, yes Fee special...... the Bible did have so much more to say to you...... the ol' family heart strings....
I was raised a Catholic too: Catholic schools, Church on Sundays.
When I first had my physical 'problem' the Bible was the last place i went to for insight, liberation and refuge. Funny that hey. I did look into in again for a couple of years with a Seventh Day Adventist Pastor, but still no salvation!! Happily found it elsewhere!!
Love, Suzie :-D
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 1/14/2008
The family bible is a sacred poem for many, well done, love holly
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 1/14/2008
The family Bible is a record keeper for the family. It is the one place where treasures are kept from generation to generation. Our family Bible is from County Sligo Ireland and was Mariah's great, great namesake, Mariah Rowse. It is a dear treasure as is your family Bible Fee. Thanks for this dear poem.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/14/2008

A most beautiful write of your family history recorded in the Good Book. :) The Bible is also a history of mankind...also family. :) Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/14/2008
This is so true Felix as I look at our bible and see the many special things held within those pages. Your words are special. Thank you for sharing.

Love ya face Cuz XOXO, Rose
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/14/2008
Beautiful write, Fee, you may not believe anymore, but you still treasure the family's Bible. Well penned; that makes me happy! :)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

I have several Bibles, but they aren't nearly as old as the one you wrote about!
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