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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: May 10, 2019      Views: 95

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Born--1925 in the foothills of Appalachia eastern Ky.Have been writing poetry for
seventy five years.I prefer poetry that rhymes. Sonnets are my favorite form. Give me
a look.Hopefully ,you might like some of them.

He is an accomplished poet and is currently at the #17 spot on this years rankings.

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My mother-in-law
"Goodnight Irene" by jaybird1
My mother-in-law, Irene by name
is the leader of her clan.
She's ninety-three, you surely see
why I became her fan.

Though struck by polio at two,
that didn't dim her fire.
To work and strive and keep her drive,
remained her big desire.

She wedded, birthed and schooled her kids,
that alone should merit fame.
Seven lively kids she brought forth
and one of them I claim.

It seems a shame, some garner fame,
while others stay unknown.
But few amidst life's mingling crowds,
know courage, like she's shown.

It's getting late, so now I go
to think on other themes.
To quote I'll say "Goodnight Irene,
I'll see you in my dreams".---1998


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This grand old lady passed on in 2005,
at 100 years of age-a truly remarkable
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