Gratitude in the Air

I don’t remember grandma’s hydrangeas growing
But mama’s yellow gladiolas flowing
On each side of the front walk
Right up to the doorstop

Banana splits – not my best dessert
But fresh molasses cookies and apple tarts
Her Lemon meringue would make angels sigh
I didn’t miss not tasting Key Lime pie

Funny how as years go by
Memories either make you smile or cry
A mix of sweet and bitter-filled
Beauty and aroma waft and linger still
And weaves a mystical thread that binds
Together pleasures deep instilled

Even today, cooking and gardening runs in the family.


Linking with Linda Kruschke Paint Chip Poetry, and she is adding an Angel Card word to the mix once a month.
“The catch is that I’m requiring all the words to be used. This week it’s all about family. The paint chip words and phrases are banana split, key lime, mystical, and grandma’s hydrangeas, and the angel card word is gratitude. You are allowed to use the angel card word in your title only, if you desire. Angel card is Gratitude.”

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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1 Response to Gratitude in the Air

  1. I love it. Especially the third stanza. Memories, at least the important ones, do have the power to make us smile or cry. Maybe both.


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