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River Rough, River Smooth
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This is the story of the author's two adventures on Manitoba's historic Hayes River by York boat and by canoe, combined with elements of Hudson's Bay Company history.  
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Ageless Hands
by Mary Ellen Quire
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Vague sounds of time as they pass by my mind

Tick with every tock of the pendulum

Reviving memories I left behind

Reliving them under lifeís momentum

Shadows that prey upon a withered soul

Voices that lay claim to all moments past

Recollections that wish to take their toll

Charge forward to take their bite hard and fast

My dearest old grandfather, turn it back

And see fit to remove the painful stings

Iíll sit here while you turn white from black

A single breath away from childish things

Ageless hands make minutes a memory

Abrading away with deathís emery

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Reviewed by Mark Breau (Reader)
Very nice poem!
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
A very powerful poem ! I was very close to my grandpa . He was a man amoung men. Great write! ......M
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
"A single breath away from childish things." L o v e it!! 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
A beautiful and evocative write, Mary.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
"Ageless hands make minutes a memory
Abrading away with deathís emery"

A most effective ending Mary Rose, and the whole poem is powerful. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,


Reviewed by jude forese
outstanding work ... last two lines make a most effective finale ...
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
A masterpiece...
I think of my grandma often
and her busy hands..back then....
Hope you have a wonderful 2006
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Impressive as always and so nice to see you posting again Mary,
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
While some may find this incredibly sad, I find it as a release to begin the healing process.
We all need to heal after losing one we love, and you've started off with a strong yet gentle breath.

Reviewed by J M
Very moving and powerful message the last two lines of this are priceless.
Reviewed by George Carroll
Your words are like a velvet glove over the surface of my heart.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Fantastice and moving work,Mary. It reads so smoothly and with such quiet emotion. A classic for sure.

Reviewed by Shoma Mittra
superb write.-shoma
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