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Remembering
by Janet Brice Parker

Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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You must have been there
to tickle his toes and give him
a hardy “Bon Voyage”
He had to have seen your face,
felt your touch as he lay in your arms
before his departure.

Less than a year in this world
he spoke your name,
leaving all other words to wait
until it was time.

So young and tender and
fresh from heaven with memories
and knowledge we cannot imagine.

Soon he won’t recall
his first steps on soft carpet,
walking toward a photograph
framed in silver.

A picture of mostly strangers to him,
except for you.
He took his little finger deposited sticky on one face
and spoke again, his great-grandfather’s name.







   

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Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 11/23/2006
reading your poems are like taking in a painting, Janet. love this one. a very happy thanksgiving to you and yours, Dawn
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 11/23/2006
Soft pictures painted with a delicate pen
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/22/2006
What a wonderful tribute to a man that a child can remember there name and love even at so young an age a picture of that special person. Well said here.

Fee
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 11/22/2006
Its good to read you again Janet, I have missed your work.
As this is such a beautiful example..."Remembering" is an outstanding piece of Love.

Allen
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/22/2006
What amarvelous poem with such wonderful imagery! Beautifully done Janet!

ET
Reviewed by Pamela Kimmell 11/22/2006
A very sweet poem - full of love and bittersweet yet beautiful memory. Happy Thanksgiving Janet!
Reviewed by richard cederberg 11/22/2006
Very touching Janet.

Such an insightful and loving pen you have. I wish you and yours a Fine Thanksgiving filled with good memories and love.

Light and Wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by F William Broome 11/22/2006
So lovingly tender and permanent in the lives affected.
If from real life, my condolences. and, if not, my appreciation
for warm and moving composition.

For the Holidays... be sfe and loved. - Bill
Reviewed by Sue Hess 11/22/2006
i think children have a sixth sense about grandparents



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