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graham
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0 posted 07-31-99 09:43 PM       View Profile for graham   Email graham   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for graham

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Timepiece
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I see a face, its ringed with gold
It's all that's left for me to hold
I wear it to remind me
his memories still find me

More a 'do'er than a 'thinker'
clocks and watches were his tinker
pleasure came from simple things
to free a cog, adjust a spring
He always knew how precious time can be

His hair once red, turned grey, then white
unsteady hands and failing sight
where once was strong and bold
came withered, weak and old

He asked for nothing, that's all he had
his final years too brief, too sad
I knew so little of his life
and less about my mom, his wife
It taught me just how precious time can be

I wear his watch, don't miss a day
and when the hours slip away
I look and see the faces
that time and age replaces

I promise that I'll find the time
to give to those who's life meets mine
the love that I missed out upon
when I became an orphan son
and tell them all how precious time can be
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[This message has been edited by graham (edited 08-05-99).]
© Copyright 1999 graham - All Rights Reserved
hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 07-31-99 09:45 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

So delicately beautiful. What a fine tribute.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Lorelei54
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2 posted 07-31-99 09:49 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

I too have a ring of gold, my dads wedding ring...from time to time I take it out...and look at all the memories it holds. Time passes much to fast when someone you love slips away, Love them, thank them, for all the joys it pays.
Craig
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3 posted 07-31-99 09:52 PM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig

It was great the first time I read it and as far as I recall nothings changed.

It's Great
Well done (again)
Poet deVine
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4 posted 08-01-99 12:13 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Welcome to the family! It's nice to see you here. You've written a touching tribute to your father here. I look forward to reading more of your work.
Alwye
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5 posted 08-01-99 12:15 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

So very beautiful....what talent. Keep up the great work, and we will be looking for more!

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*Krista Knutson*

"I will sail my vessel 'till the river runs dry, like a bird upon the wind, these waters are my sky..." Garth Brooks


Sally S.
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6 posted 08-01-99 12:25 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Very touching tribute....
Thank you for sharing this with us...it reminds you not to take the time you have with your loved ones for granted. Nice work. Welcome aboard!
Balladeer
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7 posted 08-01-99 12:25 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Absolutely. An excellent poem, well thought out and brilliantly told.
elvira
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8 posted 08-01-99 06:46 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

lovely read
RainbowGirl
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9 posted 08-01-99 08:01 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

A timely reminder to us all...elegantly said!

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Lost Dreamer
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10 posted 08-01-99 08:19 AM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

I could read this a hundred times, and it would still be as precious as the first. You captured the essense of time, or lack of as is sometimes the case. The writing was superb also.
Craig
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11 posted 08-01-99 12:16 PM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig



Iím sending this back to the top.

Not because it is written by a Brit ( he lives on the wrong side of the country to warrant favoritism )
but because it is a good poem that may have been missed by some readers.
suthern
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12 posted 08-01-99 08:22 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I'm glad... I would not have wanted to miss this! *G* Time with those we love is indeed precious!
graham
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13 posted 08-05-99 10:37 AM       View Profile for graham   Email graham   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for graham

Thank you all....I'm overwhelmed
This was not only my first entry here,
but my first effort at writing poetry.
Thanks everyone for the encouragement.
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