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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  1. Lovely prompt! I like how you explore special gifts that last a lifetime!

  2. Thanks Janice for a wonderful prompt. I actually had two works to submit! I look forward to reading everyone else's stories and poems, this week.

  3. Thanks for the inspiration. JP/deb

  4. Great prompt, and photo! I wasn't able to leave a comment on your blog (or Barb's) this week - don't know why, I could the week before but this time it just wouldn't 'take' Ah the mysteries of computers...

  5. Thank you for this prompt! What a great photo.

  6. I like these prompts that have me going in circles....thanks!

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