Capps’ poem caps writers club meeting

The Richmond County Writers’ Club recently met for its monthly meeting at The Hive in East Rockingham, where members’ original stories and poems brought laughter and tears.

Submitted photo

Submitted photo

One poem whose page had yellowed and edges were brown from age, had been written years before, as a tribute to grandparents, expressing hard work, kindness, and unconditional love shown by both grandmother and grandfather in their daily living. Laughter replaced tears as one story revealed a new definition to the word “intermission” that time between dances when two strangers must think of something to say, which in this story lasted two years and ended in happy marriage. Plans were made for members to attend the next story telling meeting to be held in Laurinburg.

The January monthly meeting was cancelled, but the new year promises more opportunities for writing, sharing, and fellowship as the meetings resume the first Sunday of February. The group meets at 3 p.m. The meetings are open for anyone to attend. Bring one of your original stories or poems to share with the group.

Concluding the December meeting, member Lucille Capps shared the following original poem about the North Carolina / South Carolina Line, and gave permission to share it.

Have you smelled the fragrance of the long leaf pine
Or the honey suckle on the vine
Or the morning glory covered with dew
The North Carolina/South Carolina line in view?
Then you know where I come from.

Have you seen a mountain top so high
That it seems to touch the sky
Mountain Laurel plants grow abound
Beautiful flowers bloom year round?
Then you know where I come from.

Have you seen the ocean blue, where the oleander grows
Felt the sand between your toes
Seen the horizon far away; seen the children as they play?
Then you know where I come from.

Rocky river, muddy streams
Make up the land of my dreams;
You may think I’m a little short of mind
But I like that North Carolina / South Carolina Lin;.
That’s where I come from.

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