Our Echo
Title, story type, location, year, person or writer
 
Add a Post
View Posts
Popular Posts
Hall of Fame
Projects
Visitors
Contests
Search

Kansas dust storm stories

Story ID:5744
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA. USA
Year:1930
Person:Chelsea Kansas Kid
View Comments (1)   |   Add a Comment Add a Comment   |   Print Print   |     |   Visitors
Kansas dust storm stories









Movin On

We hate to leave our playmates
Though we have their address
But they may move tomorrow
Where they’d go is anybody’s guess.

We’ll send you a postcard
When we get settled in
We’ll write you every day
We’ll tell you where we’ve been.
2
We’re going to miss you terribly
We’ve really had lotsa fun
Tellin each other secrets
To be shared with no one.

I’ll give you my favorite scarf
As a souvenir
When you wear it around your neck
You’ll feel as if I’m near

My little sister cried all last night
I cried some too
The thought of making new friends
And not seeing you

Maybe never, never again
But I’ll pray
Every night
That we meet again some day.

Maybe by then
My leg will be O.K.
I can throw away these crutches
Then I can run and play

Dad is calling us
To get into the car
So goodbye for now
Dad says we’re travelin far

Away and as I close that car door
Couldn’t help it, we both started cryin
I don’t know when I’ve felt sadder
Seems as if we’re always good byin.
Monte L. Manka 07-25-09 (not my picture)
I’ve had lots of my friends move away and know how these sisters feel. MM