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The Freckled Face of a Girl

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Rex Allen McCoy
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The Freckled Face of a Girl
~~~

Dappled grey horses sweat crusted and weary
hooves drifting dust lift a day passing dreary
The harness bells faded, reigned in at the rill
a cool running brook near the base of our hill
~
My eyes, I'm a lad, scant older than four
brought visions to mind, full of wonders in store
A wagon decked out like a big city market
he lifted the side, then he shook out the carpet
~
Our old kitchen door screamed out lack of oil
a kettle clanged gently, just set on to boil
E'er mother's voice shouted, "I think it's the Pox
the old folks have died, I've been digging their plots"
~
"My father's in bed and they won't let me near"
the stranger walked by, with a smile, mussed my hair
Went in with a bag, full of magic he grows
started mixing a broth, made with, god only knows
~
Tip toed on a box dragged in from the yard
through windows, he folded, gunpowder with lard
The screams of my father sent tears to my eyes
they rubbed him completely, in spite of his cries
~
They fed him the broth a few drops at a time
I climbed off the box, with his horses in mind
"The horses love apples", I turned with a whirl
peeking out from his wagon, the freckled face of a girl
~
In moments I knew her, a lifetime it seemed
a most likeable friend who knew all the schemes
As father got better, 'twas time to move on
her father a doctor, a peddler, a con
~
He'd done us a service, we could never repay
though he sold us an organ an' stool, by the way
Each year they returned, once or twice they dropped by
little freckle faced Mary, soon the girl of my eye
~
They'd rest a few days with each visit, it's true
she wrote the best love songs, while I wrote the tunes
Then one night it happened, 'neath moon and the stars
consummating a love, that would forever be ours
~
He stumbled upon us, but said not a word
in the morning, so early, fading echoes we heard
Ne'er again did we see them, though rumors of peril
my parents expired to a place 'neath the barrow
~
Five years had surpassed isolation and grief
knocked a lamp from the table when I'd fallen asleep
The house nearly cinder, an' I felt like the fool
only item I'd saved was the old organ stool
~
Just sat there and watched till the sun broke the morn
in the distance, an echo, I'd heard years before
Then over the rise, sweat crusted and weary
two dappled grey horses, on a day passing dreary
~
The horses reigned in right next to the rill
that sweet running brook at the base of our hill
A woman climbed down, took a step to the glade
the dawning day's sun streaming in to pervade
~
A light in my heart jumped a thousand times fold
the smile in her eyes and the story's been told
The tears fell in rapture, though nothing was said
embraced now with Mary, she'd returned from the dead
~
She unhitched the horses, I lifted the side
"The years have been kind", I said, lifting her pride
"Are you my daddy"? I turned with a whirl
peeking out from the wagon, the freckled face of a girl
~~~

[This message has been edited by Rex Allen McCoy (03-17-2003 07:52 PM).]

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And it's about time you showed up...
thank you Rex.  This is going to be
a very worthy book....
Rex Allen McCoy
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Thanks Karilea ... I didn't know there was another book planned ... perhaps I should get out more and maybe even write some new material to share ... but, I will try to pop in here more often
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Oh, very nicely done. Enjoyed the read.
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4 posted 03-15-2003 11:21 AM       View Profile for SPIRIT   Email SPIRIT   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SPIRIT

This is totally lovely, marvellous - I loved it. My vote is in for sure. Wish I could vote more than once.
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I'm glad to see you back Rex. I remember this poem from when you first posted it and you have my vote. Please write more! Good to see you!

Elizabeth

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--Sheryl Crow

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(big hugggsssssss) Oh Rex, I'm so happy you are submitting too, sweet friend, this has brought tears to my eyes as it truly is magic when we meet familiar faces time and time again knowing they never forget you and will always love you! (smiles) God Bless you, sweet friend, this has my most enthusiastic vote, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Rex, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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7 posted 03-15-2003 04:11 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

YES~One for the book for sure!
~Hugs~

~ Trace my body with your words..
And in doing so, you touch my heart. ~

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8 posted 03-15-2003 04:43 PM       View Profile for Flower   Email Flower   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Flower

So much to read, so little time. I love these writes with a story and a happy ending.

Love reading all these great writes.
I write not!

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Enthusiastically voting.  Joyce
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You have my vote. An excellent story all the way.

SG
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11 posted 03-15-2003 09:16 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

I don't think I've read you before? I have certainly missed something. This is wonderful. I loved every word of it.

"Love makes the world go around"
~with love and hugs from Ethel__GG~  
                  

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12 posted 03-16-2003 04:14 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

What an excellent storyteller you are!  Wish you would come back with more of my personal favorite type of poems.  Got my vote that is for sure!

           
R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Aretha Franklin  

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Rex,
enjoyed reading this tale
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This is really good it's got to be in the book!!!!

Bridgette

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Andre Brink

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Rex,

I really enjoyed the tale you presented us here. Thanks for sharing

                           Dawn
Rex Allen McCoy
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Thanks everyone ... I doubt this one will make it to the book because of its length, but it gave me much pleasure to post it here again ... glad you liked it

Rex
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An excellent story, poetically told!! Material like this just never grows old!
My votes in... Thanks for sharing.
Tammy
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18 posted 03-17-2003 07:14 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I really like this Rex..can you reformat it if you're worried about the length?
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19 posted 03-18-2003 03:59 AM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

I love story poems and I really love this one.
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I think the reason the length is long is because you used a large font on this poem....I think PDV was suggesting that you make the font regular size!!!!  I would really like to see this get into the book!!!!

Bridgette
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I shortened the length by doubling up the lines ... so it's only half the number of lines now ... I don't think the font I've used has anything to do with the book ... I think possibly Ron will use one common font throughout if I'm not mistaken ... otherwise I can change the font size too
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22 posted 03-19-2003 10:29 AM       View Profile for Alicethruglass   Email Alicethruglass   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicethruglass

always a pleasure to read you

~A~
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A wonderfully told story... I like this very much! *S*
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I love the story-well done.

Nan (Pilgrim variety)

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