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The Cabin That Papaw Built

Updated: May 10, 2022

...He alone built this humble place...




The cabin that Papaw built

Sits on the side of a hill

Made with Pine and Poplar

And cut with his own saw mill


Day after day he worked with his hands

To clear a place in the wood

And to build this little ol' cabin

For his grandson's childhood






With his hammer and his nails

And a good bit of determination

He alone built this humble place

And meant it for a little boys imagination


In North Carolina, down a gravel road

This cabin sits among the trees

It has a little bed in a little room

With a porch to see the mountains





This ol' cabin is a childhood joy

For the little offspring for whom it was built

But, one day even they will know it as,

The cabin that Papaw built


Hannah H.


Written on August 30th, 2018







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