Sharing Personal History One Life at a Time

Author: tappingroots (page 2 of 4)


Wild trees

Twisted turn

Beasts that have no name.

Flowing brooks

And reading nooks

Coupled against the green.

Paths that cross

Blue covered moss

Strikes against the shade.

Loveliness is spoken here

Silence knows no bounds

Kindness grows

And true love shows

All that can be found.

Sea Turtles

Countless miles I walked with you

Beneath a cloud filled sky

Sunshine and kisses

Sandy feet

A twinkle in your eye.

At night the breeze of the ocean kissed my shoulders

You silently drew me near

Whispering sweet nothings

That only I could hear.

I remember baby turtles slept in the distance

Everything was devoid of light

Except for the love between us

On that wondrous peaceful night.

Heading into Town

If I could rearrange the scene

And paint the background gray

Then spin around three dozen times

It might make sense today.

But as it is

It’s drawn and tattered

A small rip at the seam

I swear I almost bumped my head

Against the ceiling beam.

For dreams are laid on golden paths

At least that’s what they say

No matter

I’ll just take my time

And see where my dreams lay.

McMorran Fights for his home


The demolition of the McMorran mansion on Military Street has left a stain on the Port Huron community.  50 years later the topic is still discussed.  The vacant lot serves as a shrine of our mourning.  Make no mistake about it, we are not the only ones who cared about the passing of this architectural masterpiece of the past.  Henry McMorran cared greatly about the aesthetics of his residence and its upkeep too.  In fact, on his death in July of 1929, there was work being done on the home.  His final estate expenses included payment to W.J. Scott, contractor and builder, for general labor and parts and to J.A. Davison Co. for gallons of paint the colors of mahogany, red, dark slate and moss green.

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No footsteps sound

Only rock and trees

Mixed with rhododendron

Delicate pink and white everywhere

The path deeper and darker

The mist so heavy

Clinging in my hair

The beckoning sound of water

Draws me near

Louder and louder

Opening to reveal your beauty

Nestled amongst the sunshine of God’s space

I will never forget you or this day!

Red, White & Blue

All I knew and all I know

Never was true

Sometimes you gotta tap dance

Come back round for more

Before you take a few steps back

And finally close a door

Learned about another part

How I caused a broken heart

Now I’m sitting in those shoes

Guess I need to evaluate


Feel the sting

And apologize

Cause nothing beautiful can come forth from me

Until I know where my stockings are.


Fragile little me


Blurred vision across a cloudy smile



I miss you

Unraveled it cannot be undone


Your hand across mine


Shared moment with the beautiful sky

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Came to me

Happiness is not a person, place or thing.

It’s a feeling, a state of being

Choosing it

Fill me up.