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In My Father’s Shadow

We got up earlier than the others
My handsome father and I
Slipping into warm clothes, layers
To defeat the foggy sky

We would sock around the kitchen
Coffee for him, juice for me
Eye twinkles, winking
Soon to escape to the sea

Fishing poles and earthworms
Some cheese and bread in case
Giving fish their many options
To appease their fishy taste

Most often we caught sun rays
The kind that come from the sky
Most often we shared calm silence
We were each other’s high

I stood in daddy’s shadow
From the cooler winds
Wondering if his thoughts were mine
When he’d chuck me under my chin

And I knew we were in kinship
That kind that goes unspoken
For his shadows still sustain me
Like the sea, unbroken.

©KRJ
4-23-2017


© Copyright 2017 Karilea Rilling Jungel - All Rights Reserved
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This is quietly beautiful, my friend. All the right words were said without glamorizing any of them.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
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2 posted 04-23-2017 02:47 PM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

Sweet poetry for sure Miss Sunshine, but for some, 'daddy's shadow' was much more ominous.

Pass the Glade if you're going to do that here...

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I liked this Sunshine..

our parent's influence defines such a big part of us..

i love fishing

dads, daughters, and fishing.. how can you go wrong with that..

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You are blessed to have such sweet memories and you are sweet to share them. ~L
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5 posted 04-25-2017 02:35 PM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

lovely rhyme and write, enjoyed reading you again...thank you for sharing.
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Precious memories...james
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Thank you everyone. It was a good memory, one of many; Avila beach and Pismo beach were our favorite spots, and a recent Avila Beach video on FB brought those memories flooding back. It is good to see all of you.
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8 posted 05-03-2017 01:56 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Loved this Karilea. My Dad was and is to this day my hero. Latearrial
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Hello, Karilea!
   It has been too long since I've been here. Pictures like you have so beautifully painted bring memories of my grandpa. I read this aloud, enjoying the ease with which it tripped off my tongue.
     Great to read you again!

miscelanea

[This message has been edited by miscellanea (05-17-2017 09:09 PM).]

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Thank you, Ladies. This tripped off my tongue in a pleasant way, as well. It feels good to dip my pen into the inkwell again.
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What a beautiful read... what a heartwarming bond!
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Pleased to meet you Sunshine This is such a tender and heart~touching read ~ I absolutely love it from start to finish. You brought back fond memories of my own Dad I fishing together Thanks for sharing ~ Alana
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Karilea ~ you remind me of early mornings, sipping coffee with my brother and Dad. His cup was filled with hot coffee and a dab of cold milk. Our cups were filled with milk and a dab of hot coffee. Thank you for reminding me of special times.

Alison
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14 posted 05-29-2017 07:16 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Hi, Karilea.  I will always think of you.  Even when you think I am gone, you are in my thoughts.  Love you.
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Karilea.  I will always think of you.  Even when you think I am gone, you are in my thoughts.  Love you.
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LJA, it was such a sweet message, you had to leave it twice, and I love it.

To all, it is good to be home in the blue; and to see and hear from SO many of you.

Love, Sunshine
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