Gift Of How-to Ways

Esther Thornburg By Esther Thornburg, 30th Jul 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Building memory by doing leads to self-reliance and self preservation
with less depending on someone else or not having.

How-to Ways

How much can a memory hold?
So many scenes of yesterday unfold.
Give to a child the how-to ways.
They will care for self in future days.

The Joy Is Yours

They will not be depending on others to do.
Don't rob the joy of preparing and doing.
Self-reliance will then be there.
Face life's requirements with care.

A Gift To Keep

The gift of how-to is theirs to keep.
It will grow through the years, a treasure they seek.
It is a bank of ability to use and share.
They will take it along, it works everywhere.

Memories Load

How much can a memory hold?
Even a song has a message to unfold.
When Grandma rocked, a message was heard.
From a hymn, " Write on my heart every word".

Stories Live On

Within the melodies of the time treasured songs,
Great and meaningful stories live on.
They are repeated as each new generation comes along.
There is room in memory for another song.


Gift, Memory, Message, Prepare, Treasure

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author avatar Esther Thornburg
Retired farmwife, author, of Timeles Words of Poetry. Country living requires many hats, nature, inspirational poetry, family,& rural activities.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
30th Jul 2013 (#)

Lovely Esther.
Bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Esther Thornburg
30th Jul 2013 (#)

Thanks. Stella

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