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Seymour Tabin
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Ben

My young son buried his turtle today.
A match box repose,
He pushed in his nose,
To make the box close.

We dug him a grave,
Shallow but tight.
We were determined,
To do this thing right.

We bowed our heads,
Said a turtle prayer.
Val halla we sent him,
All in a flair.

So dry were his eyes,
He took it so well.
So calm was his face,
My heart went to swell.

We shook hands and parted,
He to the house.
I went to work,
Said nothing to spouse.

But when I came home
And looked in the yard,
I let out a moan,
Completely off guard.

There was my son,
On hands and knees,
The grave was undone,
I could not believe.

He could not conceive,
His turtle called Ben,
Would not wake up
And play once again.
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Mike
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1 posted 04-06-2000 08:45 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Yep, this is a good un... Liked.
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 04-06-2000 08:50 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Ah, the unpredictability of children!
This is so sweet!I love it. I never knew a turtle named Ben. Pepper will like this one too, since she loves turtles.
Love ya
Liz



[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 04-06-2000).]
Marge Tindal
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Oh, Seymour~
That's so sad !
How typically child-like.
I love this little poem.
~*Marge*~


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4 posted 04-06-2000 09:23 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

What a precious memory, Seymour. A real treasure!

Denise
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Mike, Thank you for the like.

Elizabeth, Well now you know one, thank you for the kind words. Love Sy

Marge, Thank you sweet. *L*

Denice, Believe it or not this treasure is 50 years old. *L*
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Seymour~
I came back to print 'Ben' out
and couldn't help but notice that
you said this one is 50 years old.
What a VERY special treasure
it is indeed.
Not that the age of it made it
any more tender ... but it sure gave
me that sense of flipping through the
Rolodex of your memories.

You are something special, dear man.
~*Marge*~


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Butterflies_dont_cry
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You have the gift!!  This is excellent!! And yes just when you think they understand....sweet little angels that they are  

 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

Seymour Tabin
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Marge,
So glad you liked it well enough to print out
Be well and bless you. *L*

Butterfly,
Thank you for the excellent. *L* Sy
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Dear Sy, first, I imagine that your 50+ year old son is quite the gentleman with his father's heart...

And now, I would ask that you being reprising in poetic term some of your 50 year memories for us, for they will be treasures to cherish, indeed.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Dear Sy, first, I imagine that your 50+ year old son is quite the gentleman with his father's heart...

And now, I would ask that you begin reprising in poetic term some of your 50 year memories for us, for they will be treasures to cherish, indeed.

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Oh, this is so sad  
Seymour Tabin
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Sunshine,
Yes he is and thank you. *L*

Hoot,
It was at the time, but he made it ok. *L*
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Fond memory, Sy. How does a turtle prayer go?  
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Wonderful poem, Seymour, and thank you for a poignant peek into your treasured memories.

(Balladeer...v e r r r y s l o w l y...)

~ Claire
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Oh Sy, I just love this.  It is a treasure for sure!
 
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