Daily Prompt: Unconventional Love

Over the weekend, we explored different ways to love. Today, tell us about the most unconventional love in your life.

That Old Rocking Chair

© 2013 By Diana Rasmussen

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It was an old farmhouse with a wrap around deck
A circle driveway, squeaky front door
And oh, the stories Mama told
When she sat in that old rocking chair

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She rocked back and forth with every word
Drinkin’ a glass of pink lemonade
Lookin’ outside she passed time away
with her stories of “Remember When?”

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Stories of yesterday, moments frozen in time
marked the road she had traveled
The good and the bad, the happy the sad,
lessons she’d learned on the way

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She’d reminisce about days gone by
and how different things are today
Mama’s stories would mark the years
Sittin’ in that old rocking chair

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In the middle of a thunderstorm,
she’d bring us out on the porch
point at the lightning, laugh at the thunder
and tell us a story or two

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Sitting in that old rocking chair
where every Mama is a Princess
and every Daddy’s a Superhero
who rides in to save the day

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Mama sold the farm when us kids moved out
There was only one thing that I asked for
That old rocking chair marked my growing up years
With stories from yesterday
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