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The ninth year

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redwriter1
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0 posted 08-23-99 10:50 PM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for redwriter1

Pacing back and forth
across the gravel drive
looking down the road
much to brave to cry

balloons are swinging
from the trees
dancing in the wind
a car goes by, his face lights up
but slowly the smile fades

Get on the bike
get off the bike
check the road again
waiting, waiting, waiting
then sit and wait again

Come in for snacks
come in for fun
but he holds on to his post
with stubborn hope and wishing
today he'd be the host

Disappointment at 9 years old
not so easy to take
next year it won't be like this
I promise
you just wait

We play the games and open gifts
and sing and blow out candles
he smiles and laughs and eats the cake
but inside it's hard to handle

watching your child experience pain
is something that words cannot describe
especially when they look to you
to answer the question "why"?


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Kay-lynn
**A dream is a wish your heart makes :)

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Balladeer
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1 posted 08-23-99 10:58 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Absolutely first-rate.....and I'd like to kick his old man in the butt!
redwriter1
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2 posted 08-23-99 11:05 PM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

wow!. That's a meaning I hadn't thought of! (smile) Actually, I was speaking of no "guests" arriving. When I read your comment I didn't understand, so I re-read the piece again and thought. (mm,, yup it could say that too)..thanks for reminding me how many words can mean many things.

(p.s. , so don't kick his Dad in the butt, (grin) he's the one who "made" the cake!


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Kay-lynn
**A dream is a wish your heart makes :)

Delores Hall
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3 posted 08-23-99 11:54 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

This is sad.
Nicole
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4 posted 08-24-99 12:09 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

This just tore out my heart. You are right, one can't describe the feeling you get when your children are dissapointed, or in pain. Well done with this.

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"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with." *Mark Twain*

[This message has been edited by Satiate (edited 08-24-99).]
Poet deVine
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5 posted 08-24-99 12:53 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Oh gosh this was sad! I'll come to his next party..wear my clown suit..make him laugh... I promise!

A good one, dear!
redwriter1
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6 posted 08-24-99 07:51 AM       View Profile for redwriter1   Email redwriter1   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for redwriter1

Thank you all for your comments.
And DeVine, I will send you an invitation for next year! (smile)
Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 08-24-99 08:48 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

redwriter1,
Some how I agree with Balladeer.
Emjoyed the poem, good one.
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