Kings, Poets, and Minstrels

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A tale of an average family tree.

Kings, Poets, and Minstrels

Look in the past ages at those ancestors who set this path for you.
Follow their unbroken trail back to the Sire whom began this faithful dream.
Can you see him, can you feel his blood surging in your veins.
What of your fathers, father a carrier of mail and his father the Professor of our spoken word.

Begun on a farm in Ohio, brought forth from this meager earth.
Can you see his brother survivor of Bull Run now mended and marching to doom at Lynchburg Va.
The sister child giving her precious essence to bring Edgar Allen Poe screaming into the world.
Can you feel them, these graceful wanderings that lead to you.

What of your fathers, mother she that taught so many things to her pupils.
Did they notice the regal way she held her line, marching back to Eadred King of England.
The very spirit that embedded a poets heart in you, drummed the language of Kings into your mind.
There her sister bringing Rich minstrels from "Behind Closed Doors" changing country's face.

Can you see them, can you feel them, the family you hold dear.
Does your poet heart feel the the blood of Kings, Poets and Minstrels coursing in your soul.
Show the pride they have planted in the path you walk upon.
You child of theirs have been given a precious gift from those who toiled in your creation.
You have those Kings, Poets, and Minstrels living in these memories you hold next to your heart.................



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faithwalker7 commented on Kings, Poets, and Minstrels

10-21-2009

I really love your style and vision. You are a very skilled writer: I hope to grow as I continue to write..

lucky62

10/22/2009

thank you faith I enjoyed your work as well keep pumping out the words and you will do fine....

SuperChick76 commented on Kings, Poets, and Minstrels

10-21-2009

Beautifully expressed. The flow was a big hard, but other than that it was nicely written. Good job.

lucky62

10/21/2009

thanks super I getting in a hurry with my writing......

dumplin commented on Kings, Poets, and Minstrels

10-21-2009

I loved reading this. I could almost hear you reading it to me aloud. I don't think the word 'whom' should have been used there, but other than that, it was wonderful!

lucky62

10/21/2009

I thought as much after i hit the button glad you liked it

koolmom0 commented on Kings, Poets, and Minstrels

10-21-2009

So true lucky we wouldn't be here without our ancesters. Koolmom

lucky62

10/21/2009

and to think I have all the greatness in my lineage to live up too....

kmooney commented on Kings, Poets, and Minstrels

10-20-2009

Very nice. Conjures many thoughts. I like the premise. Flows well. I have often thought about my family lineage but have never explored it. I probably should. Nice write. Thanks for sharing... Kevin

lucky62

10/20/2009

Its a wonderful thing to find gratness in the blood that flows through your viens......

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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