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Scatter Me…

Scatter me under the evergreen trees,

on the mossy ground where roots run deep.

The three tall pines towered over the land,

of a large fruit farm, so very grand.

Watching farmers toil and children play,

In the sunshine of a hot summer’s day.

And if those majestic pines be no more,

then sprinkle me on the forest floor.

Where lily-of-the-valley scent the air,

Where children once played without a care.

Hide and seek and games of tag,

Hollar and whoops, good times to share.

The farm, now a distant memory,

in the minds of those privileged to be,

a part of the land and the fabric of life,

generations connected by joy and strife.

So, scatter me where my heart belongs,

In the presence of family so long gone,

Let me sleep where the ones I knew,

Worked and played, and loved so true

Scatter me…

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  1. You doing OK, Jane?

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    February 26, 2021
  2. Hi, Lois. I’m well. Based on this poem it doesn’t sound like it, but I am. The strangest things inspire me. With spring coming I’m feeling the desire to write again and that feels good.
    I hope you are well.

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    February 26, 2021
    • I am happy to hear you are well. Funny/weird, but I had another cancer surgery today and I was more scared of getting Covid than having the surgery. Cremation is my way to go and my whole family knows it. So I smiled when I read this…ironic, isn’t it?

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      February 26, 2021
      • Lois, I’m sorry you have to deal with cancer. I read your comment and teared up. I wish you well with your recovery and if you ever need to talk, I’m here.

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        February 26, 2021
      • Jane–thank you so much. My last surgery was two years ago. With that much time, you tend to forget and think yay! Then reality hits. I’m OK. Resting and bit sore today, but I’m home. So I reset the clock and look for that ‘5 year all clear’ sign again. XO

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        February 26, 2021
      • Hi Lois, I was thinking of you this morning. I hope your recovery is going well.

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        March 10, 2021
      • Your timing was perfect, Jane! Tomorrow is two weeks post-op. Saw my oncologist this morning…he is going to let me know if I need to go back on chemo or not. He originally said ‘no’, but now, he is rethinking. I see the surgeon this afternoon. I am healing well, so this should be a very quick visit. Thank you so much for thinking of me! XO

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        March 10, 2021

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