Poetry: 'In Memory of Samuel and Tillie Cohn,' 'The Stroke'


Published: Friday, June 15, 2012 at 2:38 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, June 15, 2012 at 2:38 p.m.

IN MEMORY OF SAMUEL AND TILLIE COHN

And Now Comes The Story

Of Sam And Tillie

The People Who Gave Me My Life

They Were So Poor, Then

They Needed More, When

They Became Husband And Wife

Through Much Hard Work, And

Without Ever A Perk, And

You Never Would Hear Them Gripe

Two Children They Raised, So

With Much Love And Praise, So

The Family Survived Any Strife

Their Grandchildren They Adored, Too

They Were Never Ignored, Too

For They Were The Light Of Their Life

They've Gone To Their Rest, Now

They Both Were The Best, Now

The People Who Gave Me My Life

CAROLEE KIRSHMAN

THE STROKE

I'm certain I have had a mild stroke

The left side of my body is just numb enough I stick wooden toothpicks In my leg frantic to complete any available circuit.

I had a

dream my brain was wrapped in ever elastic black electrical tape, I understood I was speaking gently Afterwards.

DANTE A. MURRAY

Anglers Green

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