National Poetry Month Rewind Day 14 Gettysburg address a Poem by author Trish Hubschman #PoetryPlace

National Poetry Month Rewind Day 14 Gettysburg address a Poem by author Trish Hubschman #PoetryPlace

Gettysburg address

By Trish Hubschman

Day 14

I was eight ears old.

Mom and Dad were taking us to a place called Gettysburg.

I didn’t know what that was

It sure would beat staying home till school started.

There was a park there and it was a lot of fun.

My brother, sister and I climbed forts, played with cannons and other stuff.

This was supposed to be a learning experience.

Bah, for who, Mom and Dad?

Fifty years later, my husband and I went to Gettysburg.

I didn’t know how much my child’s memory would recall.

Would the park be the same or different?

Would it be a learning experience or just a lot of fun?

As we drove along through the park,

I tried and tried to bring back memories.

Nothing matched.

It was so different.

I couldn’t’ climb forts,

Though I sat on the long-nose cannon.

The monuments had to be the same.

It was this kid that was different. I had grownup.

Trish Hubschman is the author of the Tracy Gayle mystery series: Tidalwave, Stiff Competition, Ratings Game, Uneasy Tides, and Gayle’s tales.

Trish is a graduate of Long Island University’s Southampton Campus and has a Bachelor’s degree in English-writing. She is deaf-blind and lives in Pennsylvania with her husband Kevin and their dog, Henry.

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2 Comments

  1. Trish Hubschman Reply
    April 15, 2023

    It was a learning experience both times, but in different ways through a child’s eyes and an adult’s. I enjoy historical sites and National Parks

    1. Different perspective brings a different experience. It’s fun.

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