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A Map Dot in Georgia

by Lindsey Warden 11 days ago in nature poetry

Remembering family summers in Georgia.

A Map Dot in Georgia
Photo by LuAnn Hunt on Unsplash

Boiled peanuts, sweet peaches and cold snow cones,

lazy days with a book under pine trees,

catfish stew, slow-cooked, by men in the zone,

reunions and cousins and skinned-up knees.

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The family farm has not changed a bit.

Solid red clay on bare feet feels like home.

Fireworks and tall tales, in truck beds we sit.

Family, always, though we all may roam.

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A cold watermelon, low-country broil,

volleyball, tag, and some good-natured fun.

Generations before us toiled this soil,

so that we can frolic, play in the sun.

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Summers may end and relatives may part,

but those Georgia days live on in my heart.

nature poetry
Lindsey Warden
Lindsey Warden
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Lindsey Warden

I am a mother, writer, and teacher. I write about things that interest me, and I'm committed to entering EVERY Vocal contest and publishing writing EVERY day. I plan to jump wildly from niche to niche as I think, write, create and explore.

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