waves of seaweed kept the boat locked to the shore wrapped like a tightly wound bow. I tried to find a knife and cut the seaweed from the boat my son and daughter were there for the family vacation we finally had. Tara picked up the knife using it like a saw blade to cut the boat loose her idea was a good one we ate our lunch got back in the boat getting back ashore just in time for supper.
Randy got out of the boat with his kids and made a fire on the shore to roast the fish and some summer seed
Tara made bread from her stock of supplies I just sat in a lawn chair enjoying my family. Tara’s children were sitting by gram while I read them a story before a one hour nap.
I knew from my heart this would be the last time each one of them saw me being alive. I did not tell them of my illness nor to be a burden to them.
I left instructions by my ashes by Angie’s at the final resting place. Two months later I was gone. My instructions were set up with my lawyer to set my ashes free over lake Superior
My family did not have to pay for my final bills I made sure of that. But my grandchildren got five thousand apiece when they were grownup to start out life in the first year away from home.
My name is Betty Redd. I love to read and write poetry. I have two children both grownup with each having two children of their own. I am the oldest of six children. I have three sisters and two brothers. are. My father was one of thirteen children growing up in the great depression. My mother was born in the middle of the depression in a family of six children. I do know from seeing the newspaper article that one of my ancestor's helped settled the Cimmorran trail of 1889. My other sister found our family coat of arms with gray helmet red black and yellow shaped the rest . One other bit of information I had another ancestor called Robert Quinn in the year of 1205 who was a poet too. Maybe that's where I get the urge to write and compose poetry.
You said you would be back in a minute But the minute became eternity. Swirling waters erased your physical presence And I was left with just a distant memory. Our journey was cut short You travelled to the other world
I write For one last time Not for anyone But for me To express thoughts Feelings Emotions Everything Spilled out on a blank page And to write all that comes to mind The struggles And the happiness The thoughts pour
Square box hidden in plain sight, square with the head positioned just right; the place of silence. Lying flat, no movement, with a stiffness of sort, a rectangular figure, colorful, long and sturdy. Propped up with a stillness, an energy