PAD Challenge Day 8: Family Reunion

PAD Challenge Day 8: Write a family poem.

Family Reunion

A holiday
Taken off to take on for the culture.
A ritual practice
In memory of ancestry
A keepsake for the present
A heirloom for the entire future
An open invitation for the
ancient and novel to know that
grandma’s grandma ain’t really dead.
Her voice is the old negro spiritual
chanting under the peach tree.
Her quilt is the family’s Bible,
Picture perfectly storytelling the family’s
sacrifices and scriptures.
Her spirit is the soul food:
The only family secret not
swept under the rug.

D'Elegant One


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