By Lexie Montgomery, a resident of Stringer and a member of Southern Pine.
Colorful flowers for each season of the year,
sharpening my hoe and oiling my shears,
trimming the hedge all these years.
Watching my cat chase butterflies,
as I hoe grass from all outside.
Picking up leaves from the Magnolia tree,
while the sweet smell still lingers in the breeze.
Sitting on the porch and sipping my tea,
the cool summer breeze puts me to sleep.
Sunday arrives, going to church,
makes everything right and heals all the hurts.