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baseball

cleaning closets
I find
the gloves

two
worn the same
mine so much
older

he saw me
perfect
then
so tall
then
infallible
baseball god
then

and though
he won’t ever
know
I learned to
catch by
playing catch
with him

something
in me
wants him
to
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Martie
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1 posted 09-13-2005 11:04 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Hi Ed...it's good to see you here in Poetic Haven.  Welcome!  This poem is just so darn touching it brought a few tears.  Females sure don't hold all the sensitivity cards.  You have more than a few, my friend.  
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2 posted 09-14-2005 02:45 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I hope you do let him know... if not now, then when he becomes a father himself. *S* For so much of parenthood is learning by doing... and the good ones learn the right way even when they didn't have the chance to learn by example.

Here, you show beyond doubt that he had the best possible example. *S*

This is absolutely beautiful! *S*

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3 posted 09-14-2005 04:23 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Ed, I hesitate to answer this, because it sounds as if the chance to tell him has  gone for some reason .... If he is still here, then yes, you must send him this. Any one of my sons if they read something like this written by their Dad, would cry a few tender tears, as I have seen them do it for less.
sincerely, martyjo
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4 posted 10-04-2005 04:55 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

there are those of us who wish our parents would have let us in on more of these little secret feelings...before it is too late.

They are the "precious memories" when shared.

M
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5 posted 11-12-2005 01:27 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

I liked this, Ed....made me think of my own son and his dad.  Also, made me wonder why men don't show their vulnerabilities to their sons (I know other men who would not).  It must be something about being a man.  This also made me feel kind of bad for you that you never learned to catch when you were a kid....so here's a big hug for you *HUG*.  jo
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Great write! You are probably used to heariing that. You know you are good... Have you been published?

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I'm workin' on it!

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