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by Joyce E Bowling
Thursday, January 10, 2008
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I miss my papaw as much today as I did when he passed away twenty five years ago...


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Reviewed by Cryssa C 2/9/2008
The wistful longing for your father winds through this poem and brings hope in the ending.
Thanks for sharing your special memories.
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 1/19/2008
Awww Lady "J"- As you think of him, his character stay strong!
YOu are 1 lucky daughter to have those memories to always treasure!
Your love is strong!
That could never be wrong!
Warmed in the Spirit, Warrior Purple Lady Sweet Sheooxoo

STay Positive!
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 1/18/2008
Hello Joyce, theres a lot of love in this, enjoyed reading it. Kind of reminded me of some of my loved ones that I miss. hugs
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/15/2008
Heartfelt offering!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 1/14/2008
I never knew one of my grandpa's and the other one I was not close to.. but I know my grandchildren miss their Pawpaw just like this...
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 1/14/2008
Beautifully and wonderfully worded and expressed. An eye misting and heart touching write! HUGS! SC
Reviewed by Sheri Uy 1/13/2008
So beautiful and touching, Joyce. The verses made me recall my own longings for someone very dear to me who passed away not so long ago. Thank you for sharing my dear friend.

Be well,
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/13/2008
Joyce such a beautiful write you share with us as I do believe he has seen all and been with you everyday.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/13/2008
This is very moving. Thank you for sharing this!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/12/2008
a beautiful write Joyce
Enjoyed much
peace be with you

Reviewed by Morning Star 1/12/2008
Joyce this is a beautiful poem
Filled with wonderful memories
But I bilive like Kimmy he is there always!
A very touching write!!
Peace Love and Hugsss to you...Morning Star
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 1/12/2008
He's there, he's always there. . .This is so moving, Joyce, and I could feel your love for him in your words, your thoughts of him behind them, in front of them, and with him...

Brought tears to my eyes...*.*
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/11/2008
A touching write, Joyce. Thank you for sharing these heartfelt sentiments. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 1/11/2008
Awwhh...You brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful but so sad to have someone you miss this much. The smile, their smell, their joy. so touching. Liz
Reviewed by E. Farrand 1/11/2008
Hi Joyce,
Beautiful thoughts. Hold them dear.
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 1/11/2008
A poem so full of love and sincerity for the one you miss. Love Holly
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 1/11/2008
Ohhhh Joyce.........
Reviewed by stan nassano 1/11/2008
remembering is always bittersweet,loooking back,
thanks for a sharing,
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/11/2008
I think your beloved papaw is with you, even now, smiling down on this wonderful page.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/11/2008
The tranquility of a moment of peace with the feelings transparency to match the one within the creek's waters, giving with its murmur the softly echo of that voice that once was.
A nice and gentle tribute.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/11/2008

You pen sad but beautiful memories. Reflections, my friend, can do wonders for the soul and put ones heart at peace. Your dedication to your family, and way of life is an awesome tribute to your papaw. Peace, Love and Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 1/11/2008

Lovingly warm and precious portrait of a loved one.
Thank you for sharing Joyce and take care.

Continued blessings to you,

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 1/10/2008
Wow Joyce this leaves so much for the heart and mind to tackle....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 1/10/2008
Oh, Joyce. As I read this, my tears also flowed. Missing family who are no longer with us [except in memories] makes me long for THAT day when we will be reunited. You made my evening!

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/10/2008
Joyce, I lost my Dad 19 years ago,, I was pregnant with my 4th baby,, such a fine line between life and death,, this is so heart touching,, I feel each word,, a Beautiful tribute to your Papaw,, and yes I am sure he can see you and is proud!
Love, Christine
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 1/10/2008
Beautiful tribute to your Loved one, Joyce.
Well done,
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/10/2008
Beautiful tribute to your PaPaw, Joyce; very well penned! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/10/2008
We never forget our loved ones who are gone, and they are with us in spirit and that bond is eternal! Wonderful heartwarming poem Joyce,showing the fullness of your heart!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/10/2008
Had he'd been here, he would have seen a beautifully compassionate, loving grand-daughter. :) I'm sorry for your loss, Joyce, never does get easier, does it. My grampa's been gone since 1976, gramma since 1995, Mom in 1990...miss them, still.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Connie Faust 1/10/2008
It sounds like a wonderful relationship, Joyce. Won't it be great to sit at the banks of the streams of heaven together?

Since I could not resist tracking you any longer, I feel privileged to be one of the first to read this, your newest contribution.

Love ya,
Your newest Tracker,
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/10/2008
Yes Joyce, it will be worth it all. Very heartfelt write here my friend. May God bless you.
Reviewed by George Carroll 1/10/2008
He is there beside you in your wonderful memories of him that keep him alive.
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