You can still enter if you want to, but so far I only got two submissions. I think we’ll have to rethink how we enter them next time to make them easier to find, but I appreciate the people who did participate by submitting and voting (and again it will open until the end of the month if you want to jump on board). They are highlighted so they go across the page to help you find them. Here are the entries:
Running on the prairie with the wind in my hair,
All of my life, I’ve imagined being there;
With Laura and Mary, babies Carrie and Grace,
I feel I have been in each special place.
Pa’s music and Ma’s wisdom, echoing in my mind
Have guided my journey in modern times.
So through the Long Winter, Plum Creek and De Smet,
My Happy Golden Years are ahead of me yet.
And to my own Rocky Ridge when it’s time to retire,
I’ll cherish Laura’s life and all that transpired.
Once I read The Little House
To meet a girl
Who long ago then,
Walked behind the wagon singing,
Embraced by love and hope,
While, having TV and a car
In what then was now,
I hardly dreamed of more.
In the now that is now
Children twitter, tweet and text
Messages of hope and love
Sending my own abundant childhood
To Once upon a time long ago.