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Auguste
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My Lincoln Rocker

by Michael


A chair,
just a simple chair, really.  

A Lincoln rocker
where I read to my son
when he was a baby.

I used to feed him with
a bottle
and then gently bounce him
on my knees to bring a burp.

This is where I was sitting
as I saw him take his
first steps.

One of the wooden arms
bears tooth marks
where he tried to soothe
his aching gums.

I never wanted the damage
repaired.  

Sometimes I feel those marks
he left and it causes me to
remember.  
I can't help but smile.

It's only a chair,
but to me, a treasure,
for this chair has known
so many peaceful
and loving moments
betweem father and son.

Proust-
"Love is space and time measured by the heart"

© Copyright 2001 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
elizabeth anne
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Michael  I've got one just like it.. with the teeth marks too!

Elizabeth Anne
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2 posted 05-26-2001 05:54 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

You sir are a wonderful Father!  And this sir, was a wonderful poem, I hope you keep it for your son to read later in life.
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i am just in awe of you an your poems
loving them so much  
Kit McCallum
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This is such a treasure Michael ... it's amazing how many sweet and tender memories we find in different places. This is just lovely.  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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Michael--There are so many memories in little things.  I wonder if the etched heart is still in the tree of my home town?  Your poem and what it means are treasures to keep, for sure!
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Michael~
Such a tender render ...
a portrait from your heart ...

~*Marge*~

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