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RSWells
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0 posted 07-30-2001 08:20 AM       View Profile for RSWells   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RSWells


In pride
I am compelled
to descibe
a boy
I have in mind.
Decide
and pray tell
Me if I'm in
possesion of
a rare find.
It's something I
wasn't prepared for
with my
hard knock education.
So I suppose it's
to my son I
make this dedication.
'I Love you dad'
'I Love you'
Morning, noon and night.
'I Love you dad'
'I Love you'
on the phone
when out of sight.
How did he know the recipe
for alleviating strife?
Where did he get the secret
for adding years to life?
Regardless of the presence
of his adolescent peers.
'I Love you dad' in public
and I'm almost brought to tears.

I Love you too Boy.
© Copyright 2001 Richard S. Wells jr. - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 07-30-2001 08:24 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

RSWells,
You have a keeper here. Very good I enjoyed
Janet Marie
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How did he know the recipe
for alleviating strife?
Where did he get the secret
for adding years to life?
Regardless of the presence
of his adolescent peers.
'I Love you dad' in public
and I'm almost brought to tears.
=================================

"out of the mouths of babes" ... no matter what the age  
a tender, touching write Richard.

As I read this something occured to me...
we as poets, and we as humans focus so much on unconditional love...we write poem after poem about our quest to possess it from a lover, we spend our life searching for it...
and yet...its something our children give us without question.
We need more poems like this  
2dalimit
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3 posted 07-30-2001 09:37 AM       View Profile for 2dalimit   Email 2dalimit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2dalimit

Yep! It's hard for a youngster to express themselves in public. But, it is a joy when they do. You have definitely raised him right.
I enjoyed this very much.

Melton
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4 posted 07-30-2001 10:38 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

sounds like a treasue to me...
nicely penned...
Voiceless
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5 posted 07-30-2001 11:29 AM       View Profile for Voiceless   Email Voiceless   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Voiceless

This is so lovely.
I personally am one that
fails to tell my parents
how much I love them.
I think I better work on it..

Freedom is not Free (Korean War memorial)

MARK V SHELDON
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Something so simple and so easy to take for granted...  thank you, Richard, for putting this in the spotlight so we can all be inspired by it and apply it to our own daily lives.

-MVS

"When you tell the Truth, you never have to remember what you just said."
--Del Casher

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7 posted 07-30-2001 10:10 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

No one should ever get to old to say I love you to those we love, and it is good he had this upbringing to always carry this and show his feelings.  Great poem and pssst...a great kid too, whose got a wonderful Dad!

Reel beauty is only fin deep!

rwood
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This one hits deep. My son just turned 16 two days ago. It's amazing how they can come to you on their own and make you Ten feet tall with those 3 little words. It all adds up to joy doesn't it. I love this very much.
Sincerely,
Regina
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RSWELLS: Reading your posts in the archives. So many great writings,had to bump up something and choose this one. marty
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10 posted 11-27-2004 08:50 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Thanks late, for I had missed this one. A good choice to highlight.
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