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Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Magpie #64: A Dream Fulfilled...

Photograph by Tess Kincaid at Willow Manor
Challenge hosted by Magpie Tales

She wanted a child
and she yearned to live
in the lush tropics
She sold everything
and worked as a cook
on a one way sail.
She was a plain looking
woman, with a strong back
and determined nature.
She secured work
as a food server
and part time cook
She loved the smell of
the earth, planting in
abundance
she grew her own food
and flowers for the table
She found an abandoned shack
close to Haleakala
The owner compensated her
for fixing up the place
and sharing her fresh vegetables and fruit.
Not long, he began
to notice more than
how hard she worked.
He had ancestors of royal Mauian blood
and he too longed for children...
His admiration would only allow
him to ask for her hand
and lucky for him,
she accepted.
She and the earth
had much in common
She gave birth in the spring
to fine, strong son.
The couple went on to share
several more children
and she loved her family
and her home above the volcano...

~dkb~

10 comments:

That corgi :) said...

liked this, Donna; you told a great story here!! very nicely done!

betty

Thisisme. said...

What a lovely post today, and how wonderful that they found happiness together. Well done!

DJan said...

How lovely, Donna. I hope he remembers that tomorrow is Mother's Day, even in the home above the volcano... :-)

Carrie Burtt said...

Donna I can see her working there through your words...this is lovely! :-)

Tess Kincaid said...

You weaved a lovely story from the prompt. Nice.

Jingle said...

happy ending...
Glad to see her drams coming true.

Madame DeFarge said...

What lovely words and a fine sentiment.

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

simply beautiful.

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

Glad to discover your poetry talent,
Impressed,
Share a free verse with us today, bless you.
Keep up the excellence.
xxx

Bluebell Books said...

amazing talent...