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What we remember

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jbowie
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0 posted 02-19-2000 11:26 PM       View Profile for jbowie   Email jbowie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for jbowie

The paint is worn
from the treads on the stairs
where he walked with his pipe
filling the air with smoke
like sweet wood and vanilla

On the hall coat rack
hangs his favorite flannel shirt
with holes int the elbows
from leaning on the deck railing
while watching for deer

His leather chair
with faded, well used arms
stands over in the corner
used only by his faithfull dog
who seems to still be waiting


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Nan
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Now that sounds like my dad - Are you far from Waterboro???..
doreen peri
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2 posted 02-19-2000 11:42 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

James.... I love this... you have painted a picture with words so vividly. I can see him. ... I can almost smell the smoke from his pipe...

I think the title could use some editing, though, because it doesn't capture the essence of the piece. Maybe call it, "Pipe Smoke" or... "Vanilla"... or... "Leather Dog"... nah... Leather Dog, that sucks... LOL

Nice work, james!

dp
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This is so touching. It reminded me that when my Mom passed away our dog searched around for her for quite a long time....so sad....

Denise
Chris Goodman
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Sad......But enjoyed.
Chris

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5 posted 02-20-2000 12:07 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Wow, for some reason these images reminded me a lot of Hemingway. Translation: Wow!

Mike

p.s. The title's fine.
 
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