Sunday, October 26, 2008

Prompt 35: Gift

Thanks to Janice of My Bellavia for this week's prompt of gift. Thanks, Janice, for the image and the poetry here, as well.

inside my card
"always strive to do the right thing"
- my father's words

constant through the years
his words
have guided me

more precious are
his words
than any gift of retail

and every time i use them
i dance with him
knowing he was right

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Sometimes, the smallest thing is the greatest gift of all. Today I remembered for the first time a day visiting my great grandfather when I was three or four years old.

unexpected memory
at the golden age of fifty
great grandfather's face
k k k k k k k

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