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A.C.Turner
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since 04-30-2000
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0 posted 05-04-2000 09:07 AM       View Profile for A.C.Turner   Email A.C.Turner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A.C.Turner

Pride of the house,
presence palming the endearment,
mammoth hands
still strong to hold my heart,
satisfying my future,
lighthouse from beyond,
your silent words enough
to make me smile.

I know it's you Daddy,
essence of old spice and pomade hair grease,
undertones of fried chicken and collards
from Momma's kitchen,
she thinks I'm deranged,
she doesn't believe.

Touch her Daddy,
she needs you too.
© Copyright 2000 A.C.Turner - All Rights Reserved
Butterflies_dont_cry
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since 03-06-2000
Posts 3768
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1 posted 05-04-2000 09:29 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry


A.C.T.* What a wonderful piece, those that are so dear to us never really leave do they...a comfort when we need it most. Thank you so much for sharing this!!


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

A.C.Turner
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2 posted 05-04-2000 09:48 AM       View Profile for A.C.Turner   Email A.C.Turner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A.C.Turner

Thank you so much. I wrote this piece for my Father who passed away years ago. We were very close although he never came back to visit me like my Grandmother did. So the piece came about to fill the void. However in the piece I'm a child. Peace to you. ACT.
Denise
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3 posted 05-04-2000 10:10 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This touched me deeply, ACT. 'Though they are gone they will always be with us in memory. This is a lovely tribute to him.

Denise
poetFemmeFatale
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4 posted 05-04-2000 10:13 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Well now...this is very intriguing.  I've often wondered if our loved ones linger, or if it's just memories of them we're clinging to....This piece is fabulous, and very believable!  You've done a wonderful job portraying that lingering faith.  I'm not sure what I would do if I lost my father...I'm sure I would find someway to keep him close - always. Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece.  I like how you ended it too!  
Corinne
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5 posted 05-04-2000 11:53 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

"Pride of the house,
presence palming the endearment,"

awesome lines!

I most definitely believe that our loved one's are here in spirit, when needed.

Nice work!

Corinne
Sudhir Iyer
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6 posted 05-04-2000 01:22 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

So deep! I am touched.

Regards,
sudhir.

 In any moment of decision,
The best thing you can do is the right thing,
The next-best thing is the wrong thing,
And the worst thing you can do is nothing.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Martie
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7 posted 05-04-2000 03:13 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wonderful poem...such strong powerful memories....and your child is still there too, along with your dad.
netswan
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8 posted 05-04-2000 04:34 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Simply lovely, ACT ----
I believe our deceased parents live in
our hearts -- and we keep them alive --)

In our family - we are all writing parts
about people who once lived so that when
the "gene pool" comes down we don't just
see names of a long ago relative -- but
a piece of them and who and what they were
all about --)

Thanks for sharing ----

netswan
Poet deVine
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9 posted 05-04-2000 07:30 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I believe those we loved are stil near us..we can feel them in the touch of the wind. I like this one very much!!  
A.C.Turner
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10 posted 05-04-2000 07:50 PM       View Profile for A.C.Turner   Email A.C.Turner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A.C.Turner

Thanks so much for reading and feeling the emotion. To dsnyder,poet FemmeFatale,Corinne,Sudhir,Martie,Netswan and Poet deVine. Bless you all and thanks again! ACT.
 
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