It's so funny how I was just discussing that it's the little things that matter most in our life. Such things should be the topic of our best works. Far too often such weighty topics as love are sought after by writers unsuccesfuly. It's through such quaint images that you've beautifuly painted that those lofty topics truly shine. Kudos.
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san diego, ca.
Hoot... that was one of the most beautiful thing I have ever read! I can only repeat, your Ex must have been blind and deaf... or he had no heart! Cause how can something as perfect and as moving as this not touch a heart? I loved it and will copy it into my file where I keep all my treasures. Thank you for sharing this and for not giving up on writing! Angel
Hoot...what can I say except that this is exceptional. I hope that my own grandchildren can read this when I'm gone and know that you have spelled out my feelings for them so eloquently and perfectly. I too am going to print this out and keep with the rest of the keepsakes to my grandchildren. Thank you
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Glen Hope, PA USA
I have no words to praise your work,most of them have been used up, but I await my imminent first grandchild and your poem brought tears to both my husbands and my eyes. I was additionally moved to read one of your responses as I travelled down that path as well and it took twenty seven years to open that door again. I'm glad I did and I'm glad you did as well!!!
I've read this many times since you posted it and 'felt' it each time. I waited to reply as I didn't know quite what to say...how to tell you that it touched me deeply. I feel my words would be inadequate.
One of the best poems ever posted! By anyone here!
Don't ever let anyone tell you not to write!
Glen Hope, PA USA
This was terrific. I can almost see your mother and mother-in-law as they held your baby. How proud they must have been, and how proud they must be now as they look down on you and continue to bless you with their spirit. I never knew either of my grandmothers, but I'd like to believe they were as special as your baby's.
Cape Cod Massachusetts USA
Everyone...I am still amazed and touched by the amount of responses this poem has generated. There are no words to express my thanks for each and everyone of you, not only on this posting but for supporting me in all my postings...thanks once more and God Bless Ruth
------------------ Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints in our heart and we are never ever the same.
Thank you all for leaving footprints!!
Member Rara Avis
Once again Hoot, had to read it! Don't be so surprised. Your poetry is always exceptional!!! Anyone who says it isn't, well you know where they can go. I'm so glad you're writing again Hoot, you truly are talented with your words!
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