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My Grandfather's Ghost
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As the title implies, a poem about my grandfather

A miner's lamp; a remembrance from the past; my grandfather's ghost; the knuckles of his hands spotted blue by tiny pieces of coal. Short of stature, long of stride ... pride in claustrophobic surroundings. Powder-black face, a bucket of bitters quenches repressed desires. Fifteen years of age ... how long can a lifetime be? The angel's voice echoes in spider-sized corridors ... alone ... Dreams turn into embers which ignite into a flame that, all too soon, withers and dies. 

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Reviewed by Sheila Roy
A vivid picture from these lines. The last line is powerful; you capture the passion we have when we first conceive a dream. Hugs:)
Reviewed by Denise Nowakowski
Thank you for sharing, Roger. This gave me the goose bump. Very moving tribute to a deserving grandfather. Well done.
Reviewed by Leann Marshall
I have read that a miner's life was very hard and unimaginable to those of us who pass our days in the light. This was very powerful and really, not only a tribute to your grandfather, but to those who shared his dangerous work.
Thank you for sharing this.
Reviewed by Sol Solinski (Reader)
I really don't care about your grandfather and your poetry is so god awful that Walt Whitman's ghost should cockslap you
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
what a well done piece-
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Great images ! A moving tribute to your grandpa....M
Reviewed by Candida Eittreim
Roger this is very well done. Your grandfather earned this

Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
Wow this is some awesome descriptive work here <chills>feels like your grandfather is here!!!!
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip
To shine a headlamp on a life in so few words is awesome. You can be proud of him and this poem.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Wow...powerful emotions and sentiments. Bravo. Enjoyed very much.
Reviewed by Linda Hill
Awesome write Roger...
I could feel every word
you wrote. That shows you
are a darn good writer!
I'll be reading more of you...
I also have a poem about my
grandfather..The Man I Never
Knew.. Check it out sometimes.
Again...awesome write here.

Reviewed by Londis Carpenter
I can picture your grandfather in my mind. I almost feel like I know him now. Excellent write.
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