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JamesMichael
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A Bridge Over A Pond

In a birthday card I sent
to my oldest son
I shared a story
of when he was a child;
when I would take him and his brothers
to a Long Beach nature hike,
and near the beginning of that hike
there is a bridge over a pond,
and I told my son that I remembered
that as we crossed that wooden bridge
my sons would get excited and vocal
when they saw turtles swimming in the water;
fast forward to today,
and my sons are all adults;
in a recent phone conversation
my now grown son told me he and his girlfriend
have been on that same nature hike
he took as a child with me and his brothers,
and they have watched the turtles swimming
on that same bridge over the pond.

JamesLee
1/19/17


  

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BluesSerenade
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1 posted 01-19-2017 05:35 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

That's a really sweet memory and such a sweet poem.
JerryPat2
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2 posted 01-19-2017 06:12 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

History really does repeat itself, and in this case in a very personal way.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

2islander2
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by the sea


3 posted 01-19-2017 10:19 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

fantastic, so touching, parents are important whatever they do,

thanks to you
yann
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In The Mirror


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In a world that changes so rapidly, it's great to hear a story about a place that has remained the same. I get out to the coasts from time to time and the only thing I find to be the same is that the oceans are still wet.

I once worked on Long Beach Blvd, not far from where the Queen was resting in the early 70's. It hadn't been there very long.

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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Goes to show we never really know how big of an impression we make on our kids. I'm so happy this has come full circle for you. ~L
JamesMichael
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Thank you Blues Serenade, JerryPat, 2islander2, Bluesy and Lori for the nice response...james
 
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