Mom and Dad's Poems

Here are some Stories, Prose and Poems by Family

I did not know my Dad wrote so much and then I found some files my daughter copied for me with stories my Mom wrote about her life before she married my Dad and after they got married.

To start I will add the two poems I found that my Dad wrote.  Later I will add more poems that my Aunts have written as well as my cousins.
Dad when they were first dating
                            Mom when they were dating

My Dad, John Everett Smith born in 1924 and passed away in 2001. Mom is still living.

My day away from my love
© Estate of John E Smith

This makes me sad to go away and leave my love at home.
I got wrapped up in my work and just keep thinking of
Virginia at home taking care of the the work and house.
When I keep busy the time goes fast.
But when I sit down nothing; and I can't go see Virginia
I feel like someone is keeping me from her.
I just keep thinking of her all day,
as the time goes by time gets closer to
the time when I can be with Virginia.
I hurry home to love her.
This is my day away.
~John

IN MY ROOM
© Estate of John E Smith

In my room,
where I keep my things,
where I go
When I like to be alone.

I sit and think about my children,
I remember them
not as people but small children,
about the things
they did that made me sad
and sometimes glad.

I love them
whatever they do.
and I am very sad
when they do bad.
I love them as a Dad.

I think how happy they will be
when they are married
and have children of their own
and, how they will think of me,
when their children are bad
these are the things I think of
In my room.
~John
                               Dad holding me

                                  Mom holding me
My Mom, Virginia wrote some good poems as well:



JOHN, MY LOVE
© by Virginia M M Smith


Tho many years have past,
I will remember the day we met;
You were so handsome!
Those happy moments linger with me yet.

I remember your wonderful laugh,
and your hazel eyes.
That's over sixty years ago,
how time always flies!

In our courting days we walked a lot,
and never did go far.
We liked to walk, mostly because
we never owned a car.

We discovered there were many things
we could enjoy together.
Like the ocean and beach,
and sometimes even the weather.

Then, one day you got up the nerve
to ask me to marry you!
I answered yes, and then you ask my Father
and he said she's so young.
© Estate of Virginia M M Smith


Mom and Dad wedding

                               The family in 1961
             Mom and Dad - 55th Wedding Anniversary

THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
© by Virginia M M Smith

Across the bridge the
day it opened
They were so excited
not a word was spoken.
© Estate of Virginia M M Smith

WELL WE HAD A WAR THIS YEAR
© by Virginia M M Smith

WELL WE HAD A WAR THIS YEAR
PEOPLE FOUGHT AND PEOPLE DIED
PEOPLE LAUGHED AND PEOPLE CRIED

WELL WE HAD A WAR THIS YEAR
WE SAT IN OUR LIVING ROOMS
WHILE A MAN OUTSIDE THE
WHITE HOUSE BANGED ON A DRUM, 
BOOM, BOOM, BOOM

WELL WE HAD A WAR THIS YEAR
WE ROCKED IN OUR EASY CHAIRS
AND WATCHED T. V. 
PEOPLE DYING WAY OVER THE SEA
WE ACTED LIKE WE COULD HARDLY CARE
WHEN WE SAW THE SCUDS 
BECAUSE THE PATRIOTS 
FLEW THERE AND
STOPPED THEM IN MID AIR.

WELL WE HAD A WAR THIS YEAR
IT WAS ON T.V. FOR ALL TO SEE
AND SOME GOT MAD
BUT SOME GOT GLAD
BECAUSE THEIR FAVORITE SHOWS 
WERE NOT TO BE
BECAUSE OF THE WAR ON T.V.

© Estate of Virginia M M Smith
About the 1990's War in the Middle East


Dad and Mom are still connected!