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Hi and welcome to my blog.  Hopefully you have visited my blog to read some of my writing.  Nothing beats finding that perfect poem, phrase or story to explain how you are feeling.  Often times I am asked to write something through my group on Facebook entitled "Prompted".  This group will give me a picture or a phrase and I have to write something containing it.  The first prompt for which I wrote "The Flight" required three words, owl, lightning and pudding.  The second was my basis for "Wide Awake" Sometimes I just have a feeling and start writing and when this happens just let me be.  A combination of these writings are what I wish to convey to you, my reader.  I hope that my writing touches you in the same way it touches me as I write it because isn't that the purpose of a poem is to feel it? 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Our Dad

Our Dad was steady, Our dad was strong,
He tanned our hides when we'd done wrong,
He loved us all and was always there,
Our dad was special he showed he cared,

Sterling his first born natural son,
He showed you to work til the work was done,
Michael the blacksheep so you thought,
He showed you to sow what you wrought,

Tina and Sandy he took right in,
And showed them a life they had forgotten,
For Bruce and Jan he did the same,
For along with the love of his life these 2 came,

And lets not forget his sisters and brothers,
They made up the Waltons and loved one another,
The family he came from played a big part,
In gifting our dad with a giving heart,

His love for his family could not be hidden,
His love for his grandkids was real, unbidden,
We are all better people because he was so smart,
We lay him to rest with broken hearts,

Our Dad can never be forgotten or replaced,
He's gone home to be with Granny-time would not wait,
And even though we mourn the man and are sad,
Know in your heart he was special because he was "our" dad!