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  He Loved His Kids
by Rosemarie Skaine
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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c. Feb. 11, 2007

Bent and grey, he stood tall
He wasn’t old at all.
Little League games and chicken wings
A verse he did sing.

Glasses yes, but he could see
He wasn’t blind nor to be.
Kellogg’s Krumbles for bird pictures
For Girl Scout badges he downed the mixture.

Slow of step
He had pep
For loving his kids
Was his bid.

He laid down, no more to get up
He was no longer a young pup.
But his heart was light
And the light was bright.

Because he had loved his kids.

Rosemarie Skaine at AD

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Reviewed by Mike Bayles 6/30/2009
It says a lot about the power of love between elderly and youth.
Reviewed by Lloyd Lofthouse 12/5/2008
If all fathers loved their kids like this bent and grey man, maybe the world would be a better place. I'm thinking of the story of Kyler R. in the news this week. During my thirty years teaching in the rough and tumble public schools, I saw too many like Kyler. It's too bad that most American's don't think of the education of their children like the Chinese do.
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 3/18/2008
Awesome write!
Reviewed by F William Broome 12/23/2007
Heartfelt and flawless, indeed ! ! ! - Bill
Reviewed by Jibril Mohamed 6/23/2007
An excellent description of a man who gave unconditional love to children at all times. Thank you, and keep loving kids. They are a gift from God.
Reviewed by Susan Cook-Jahme 6/22/2007
Hi Rosemarie...just popping in to visit old AD friends and really enjoyed reading this poem.
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 5/29/2007
You created a beautiful picture of a man that was rich in love for children.Enjoyed this poem.
Reviewed by George Thompson 5/18/2007
I enjoyed reading this as well as your new "news" item. This is chock full of imagery and I'm going to be reading more of your works.

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/16/2007
touching poem for me Rose because it was just the opposite for me, my dad died not saying anything that made any sense me. Then he left all of his land to one of my cousins

i son of a dead beat daddy,
who didn't father steady.
he left all his land to a cousin,
knowing he had children who equaled almost a dozen.
I tried to give dad the benefit of the doubt,
until the contents of the will came out.
again i feel all screwed,
but my hate won't be renewed.

I went to his funeral and said something positive,
also did a little crying.

Reviewed by Randall Barfield 4/18/2007
'the light was bright'. That's saying a lot. Thanks a million for sharing. Much luck.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 4/15/2007
Precious tribute! I enjoyed this very much.

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 4/14/2007
Interesting write of a tribute to the loyal man of the house...
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/14/2007
Sweet tribute, Rosemarie! Thank you for sharing these thoughts. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/12/2007
Interesting and easy to relate to write especially if you are a father, yea I have eaten my fair share of Girl Guide cookies in my day. LOL


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