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Amelia Spoke

by Melina Raven Maness Diebold

Amelia spoke today

and you weren't there to hear;

She talked of days past

when gas was just 15 cents

She talked of Pa

and asked for some water

Her mouth was mighty dry

dripped a little on her chin

She told me it was cold

the day you were born

her mother had to swaddle

you in a tattered quilt

She asked were you were today

she wondered where you'd wandered

and I told her


Daddy's coming to get you soon.

You're coming home

this August afternoon."


Author's Note: semi-empirical

Posted on 03/24/2003
Copyright © 2022 Melina Raven Maness Diebold

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Ashok Sharda on 03/25/03 at 04:26 AM

Easy to identify with. These simple associations are always so profound. Its so simple and so beautiful.

Posted by Richard D Frederick on 03/26/03 at 12:26 AM

i love it, very vivid and full of life, while not taking from the meaning of the poem.

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