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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: In The Kitchen - deadline 7-19-12 @ 9:59 AM NY Time (07/12/12)

TITLE: Wood Burning Granny
By lynn gipson


In the early, rainy mornings,
Aromas awaken my slumber,
Bacon frying, coffee perking,
Distant sounds of thunder.

Pots and pans are rattling,
Dishes tinkle my ears,
Sounds of bustling here and there,
Calm my stormy fears.

Smells of delight mixed with oak,
Burning at just the right ember,
Granny cooks on a wood burner stove
“What warmth!” I now remember.

I pull the covers back over my head,
For just a few minutes longer.
Dozing on and off again,
The aromas getting stronger.

Finally I rise and run to the table,
Granny smiles and gently scolds,
“Go wash up and wake your brothers!”
I do as I am told.

In haste I go and make the rounds,
Quietly rousing all to get up.
“Breakfast is ready!” I whisper,
They head for their coffee cups.

Sometime in the afternoon,
Sweetness wafts through the house,
Cookies baking in her oven,
Bring gleeful smiles and shouts!

Evenings filled with heavenly scents,
Of Granny frying chicken,
Done so right and crispy,
Our fingers we are licking.

Before each meal we must say grace,
Lord, teach our daily lessons.
Thank you for Granny and her stove,
What a double blessing!

Mouth watering foods every time,
Come from a wood burning stove.
How she does it, I haven’t a clue,
She must have help from above!

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Connie K Cameron07/19/12
I loved this poem, I could almost smell that food cooking! Very nice!
Linda Ellis07/19/12
Great descriptions! I felt like I was there.
Rachael Severa 07/19/12
Thank you so much for this poem. I enjoyed reading it a great deal. Very nice. Good Luck.
Jody Day 07/20/12
A very sweet poem and right on topic. Nice:)
CD Swanson 07/20/12
This poem was not only on topic and touching...but it was so well-written. Each verse was more clever than the previous one. I loved it. Thank you.

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 07/21/12
This is a sweet and beautiful tribute to your grandma. Mine had a stove she used once in a while that was a wood burning one. I was always amazed how almost like magic she came up with one scrumptious dish after another. You took me back 30 years or more with your lovely rhymes and patterns.
Loren T. Lowery07/24/12
You did a great job of sharing your memories. They all seemed so genuine and the love came through it seems without effort. You could feel every moment and sense everything going on.
Laury Hubrich 07/24/12
Ahhh...I can almost smell and taste the food.
Beth LaBuff 07/24/12
What is it about aromas from a kitchen, and then throw the smell of a wood-burning stove into the mix? It's better than any perfume. :) You've delighted my senses with this. Your title made me smile.
Laura Manley07/24/12
You put a huge smile on my face as I read your entry in the Challenge for in the kitchen. It brought back memories of my own grandmother and your talent was overwhelming. Excellent job!
Pam Ford Davis 07/26/12
Loved this from start-to-finish! You did a wonderful job of "showing" memories and emotions of Granny's kitchen.
Wing His Words!
Pam Ford Davis 07/26/12
Congratulations on your ranking!
CD Swanson 07/26/12
Congrats! God Bless~