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Roxanne Smolen

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Papa
by Roxanne Smolen

Thursday, April 08, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The handles of Papa's tools
were deep brown with age
but where Papa's hands had grasped
they were almost gold.
The wearing of work and time
smoothed them and shined them
where each of his fingers held,
imparting a gift
left gilded by Papa's touch.

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Reviewed by Tami Ryan 5/5/2004
Beautiful work, well expressed.
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 4/8/2004
This is the kind of poem that reminds me of my grandfather when I saw him work. You've brought back a nice memory for me.
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 4/8/2004
Beautiful poetry Roxanne....I'll be reading back through your work when I've a chance. :)

Ty, Dani



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