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Cry Like a Baby
by David Lee Thompson
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When the family gathered at my mother and father's house on Sunday afternoons, all the grandchildren and their friends begged my father to mimic the sound of a crying baby. This short poem is a tribute to my father's ability to make children laugh.

From my memoir River of Memories:  An Appalachian Boyhood
 

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Cry Like a Baby
 


 

If I surveyed just all the kids

Who remember Papaw Jack,

They'd conjure memories in their heads

And no doubt want him back.


 

They'd ponder this and ponder that;

Perhaps, perchance, just maybe

They'd hear their papaw in their thoughts--

Him cryin' like a baby.

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Reviewed by William Heffner
God Bless Papaw, thanks for sharing your talents and his memory, well done.

Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
A very interesting write here and sounds like this is a really good book.
Reviewed by Dave Harm
There is also something sweet and innocent that children remember about their grandparents. This poem, keeps the memories alive for future generations...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
this is adorable! such a charming write; thanks for sharing!

(((HUGS))) and love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry
david,

great voice.

thanks,
d.
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