Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal


Charles Martin

Blessings come in many ways
Your wife and stepdaughter survive a car accident
Your parents live to an old age
You can walk without the aid of a cane
You can see the sunrise in the morning
You can hear the birds singing in the trees
The earth gives you water to drink
After thirty years your kindergarten teacher still remembers your name
Your grandmother lives to see four generations of family
You attend a church with loving christian members
Your former minister has an idea that will make the community better
We are blessed everyday
We should not complain


Charles Martin is a resident of Gallatin, Tennessee, and has been writing articles and short stories since 1995. He is a graduate of Gallatin High School, Volunteer State Community College, and Middle Tennessee State University. Charles completed a non-credit course in Creative Writing in 1998. He is married to Kimberley Martin and has a step-daughter named Victoria. Currently he is working on a book about the history of Key-Stewart United Methodist Church where he serves as the Church Historian.

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