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I Can Remember

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Toerag
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0 posted 10-19-1999 02:52 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Toerag

I can still remember,
My mother's gentle touch,
My father's wisdom ending never,
Things for me were never tough.

I guess I was their favorite,
They never knew what to expect,
Though I gave them "fits"
I treated them with great respect.

When as a youngster barely seven,
My mother never showed concern,
When I brought home those bugs and vermin,
All crawley and a squirmin'

My parents always encouraged,
No matter what I did,
And you can just imagine,
I was one mis-behavin' kid.

Fights and teachers all complaining,
Never a dull moment did they have,
I did alot of serious explaining,
"I was such an innocent lad!"

But my parents were always there,
As I am for my kids too,
I guess that's where I learned,
The years are so very few.
© Copyright 1999 Toerag - All Rights Reserved
sweetnsxy
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1 posted 10-19-1999 02:57 PM       View Profile for sweetnsxy   Email sweetnsxy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sweetnsxy

Wow! Your parents taught you a very valuble lesson. Great read!
Sunshine
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2 posted 10-19-1999 03:04 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Good lesson, Toe, one that needs to be taken to the public at large!
RainbowGirl
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3 posted 10-19-1999 03:09 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Darling: You were one very lucky little boy who thanks to his parentage has grown up to be one very lovely man..

I know I'm feeling soppy but I do love you..

HUSG

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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.

Toerag
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4 posted 10-19-1999 03:11 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Yanno VL....we been buddies for a pretty long time....and the love and admiration I have for you is much like that I had for my parents, (not to mention them other naughty feelings I have for ya)....but just think? If it weren't for you, I wouldn't even be the Toerag?...(I'd still be "A Toerag", but under a different name.....)
Watcher666
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5 posted 10-19-1999 03:22 PM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Your parents must have been wonder people to have such a fantastic son. Well done!

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Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
RainbowGirl
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6 posted 10-19-1999 03:30 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Thanks darling...don't know what's up with me today...It's that Kleenex company, always demanding their share..

You would get such a hug from me right now!

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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.

Toerag
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7 posted 10-19-1999 03:34 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Watcher...my parents were wonder people..considering how long they "lived" with a son like me...I have my regrets for sure...but, I know how much I made them laugh and smile...(after they raised hell with me, I could hear them laugh about what I'd done in the back room).....but yes, my parents were "Wonder" parents...and I miss them very much!
Iloveit
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8 posted 10-19-1999 04:32 PM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

great poem, Mr. toe, you done your parents proud
doreen peri
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9 posted 10-19-1999 08:26 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

I love that last line... "The years are so very few". It says it all, doesn't it?

Thanks for the glance into your life through your well spoken verse.

-doreen
Michael
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10 posted 10-19-1999 09:00 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Few and fast paced my friend...
Wonderful message here, all should take heed.

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Michael Anderson

Is all that we see or seem
but a dream within a dream?



Denise
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11 posted 10-19-1999 09:09 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wonderful, indeed! Parents, I believe, are the greatest influence and most lasting influence in the life of their child. I'm sure this would have made them proud!

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Denise
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12 posted 10-19-1999 09:17 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, I give up. I looked at all the first letters in case it was an acrostic. Then I tried to string together every other word looking for a hidden message, then I only counted four letter words searching for meaning, then I tried a variety of combinations used in WW2 to crack the Japanese code and, when all was said and done, I came to realize that......you have written a truly good, heartfelt poem that shows that there is a kind, decent man hiding in there. Whodathunkit???

An excellent tribute, Toe-friend.
Sally S.
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13 posted 10-19-1999 10:25 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

A truly loving tribute and a lesson to be learned. I know...I know..the masses said practically the same thing but, gosh dernit!!!...It's true!
Nan
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14 posted 10-19-1999 11:27 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

... um... so the poem is really really good - does this mean I don't have to keep my eye on him today???
Martie
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15 posted 10-19-1999 11:55 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I hope your parents knew how much they meant to you. I know they would be proud to read this poem. Beautiful tribute!
Toerag
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16 posted 10-20-1999 08:42 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Thanks to all of you...It's easy writing things about my parents and kids.
hoot_owl_rn
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17 posted 10-20-1999 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

Nicely done Toerag
WhtDove
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18 posted 10-20-1999 11:02 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This was from the heart. The best kind of all! You done em' proud Toe!
suthern
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19 posted 10-21-1999 07:03 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I can't think of any accolades that would give adequate homage to this poem, dear one... especially without being repetitious! LOL. But it is so very lovely... well done!!! And well done to your parents, too... they have my immense admiration and respect for raising you to be the man you are. The years are few... I'm so glad mine have come to include you!
passing shadows
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20 posted 05-04-2004 04:22 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

dang! I gotta come back here more...I like you back here
 
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