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Ode To Ahna: On Turning Sixteen
by Eddie Thompson

Thursday, February 03, 2005
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~~I was thinking of my friend Ahna today. I remembered this poem I wrote for her. It's amazing how time slips by.~~

Sixteen winters come and gone;
Sixteen Springs to you belong;
Has there been time to find a home
For a heart that seeks perfection?

Sixteen years to face the sun;
Sixteen years when darkness comes;
In sixteen years could anyone
Own a soul that seeks direction?

Sixteen candles can not tell;
Sixteen wishes soon will fail;
What lessons learned, myths dispelled
In the mind that finds reflection!

Listen closely, my precious dear;
Learn to treasure each song and tear;
Grow to cherish all those years
That give you such complexion!


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Reviewed by Lynna Roller 2/2/2007
This poem made me cry. Thank you.
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 2/16/2005

Absolutely beautiful ode ... well-done; Bravo!!


Reviewed by Cynth'ya 2/12/2005
16 tends to make 30 something parents feel ten times older! (smiles)
Serene and reflective, nice work Bro. Eddie
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Reviewed by Mary Quire 2/6/2005
This is beautiful. My daughter turns sixteen this November. If you don't mind, I'd love to print a copy of this poem out for her.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/5/2005
"Listen closely, my precious dear;
Learn to treasure each song and tear;
Grow to cherish all those years
that give you such complection!"
Wise advice indeed and lovingly expressed, Eddie.
Love and peace. Regis

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/4/2005
nice job, pastor! well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :)

(be praying for me; am sick with a cold, also threw my back out when i sneezed. OW! thanks!)
Reviewed by M. B. 2/4/2005
LOL This is sooo cute. *Ode* has lovely rhythm and rhyme. I'm sure Ahna (gorgeous name, btw) was tickled to pieces when she read this. I know I woulda been. :)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/3/2005
Fantastic write.
Reviewed by Elaine Carey 2/3/2005
Quite lyrical!
Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader) 2/3/2005
Beautiful poem, Eddie!
Reviewed by Dave Harm 2/3/2005
Wise advice. I wish I could have cherished more of those years, instead of running or "knowing it all."
Reviewed by Lori Moore 2/3/2005
Very nice.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 2/3/2005
To be sweet sixteen again and when the world was at my feet. A beautiful post.

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