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Last Night I Heard My Fathers Voice...

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ice
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0 posted 06-19-2005 11:21 AM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for ice


He crossed a while ago,
Lies beneath the lawn
At Spoon River,
This is the epitaph
I have carved for him on paper,
Like Edgar Masters
Did upon the stones.
************************************

Last night I heard my fathers voice
Rise above the river of death,
Begging my forgiveness
For the many failed intentions,
That he perceived were his...

And I returned a definite
No!...
Said,
I would not accept apology,
For mistakes that he had made
And what they wrought, because
He never planned
By foul intention,
Them, to turn out so...

(But thoughts of failures,
Still pained the spirit one...)

So I recalled to him shadows
Patterned on our histories wall;
One large-one small,
And I repeated from my memory
Some joyous things that I recalled...

The raise to view the world
From shoulders broad;
The stealing away
From house and yard,
To woods and swamp
A sort of teaching play,
When mornings eye had barely blinked.
And opened up to see the day...

The finger points to where
The red-bird makes its nest,
The wren, the crow, the chickadee
Are lessons carried on through life
That mean the world to me...

How the lifting of fog feels,
And raises the spirits
Of feathered choirs to sing
Away all frights,
As new dawn breaks
The grip that darkness holds
On little boys (like claws
of monsters)

Hand in hand, I felt protected,
From all assorts of hairy beasts
That prowled, and ruled the kingdoms
Made of gloom and darkness,
The kinds
That come and steal away
Little boys, and tiny birds,
Who claim them all as real.

So,  father, calm your restlessness
You did not fail as guide to me
Your quest was beauty, shown, and grace
In nature, lessons, I assure, that did avail...

Which, I hope, shows in this poetry.

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Magnus
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1 posted 06-19-2005 11:24 AM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

I would say that your words have said very
strongly how you feel,  well done Ice.
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with you


2 posted 06-19-2005 11:58 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

this needs a hanky alert....
I love this..
SimplyGold
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3 posted 06-19-2005 12:05 PM       View Profile for SimplyGold   Email SimplyGold   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SimplyGold

Ice,

This made me think of my dad who passed away a very long time ago. I know he must have been a tortuced soul. With many childen to feed and very hard times I know he struggled to find his way. Today, I send him my blessings by using your words to honor him.

Thank you.

SG
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4 posted 06-19-2005 12:24 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

An unbelievably moving piece of writing from your loving heart and soul.

As Barry wrote, "your words have said very
strongly how you feel".

And I agree with SEA, your poem needs a "hanky alert"!

SG's reply is compassionate, understanding, appreciative and demonstrates how your sharing of your feelings and thoughts have deeply touched another reader.

God bless both you! ~ and your Dad who now wears angel wings. He taught you well.

Love & Everlasting Light,
Linda
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5 posted 06-19-2005 01:52 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Ford

"So,  father, calm your restlessness
You did not fail as guide to me
Your quest was beauty, shown, and grace
In nature, lessons, I assure, that did avail...

Which, I hope, shows in this poetry."

It shows, here and in all your poetry, the respect and admiration you have for nature, if it came from him, was a great gift!  
froggy
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6 posted 06-19-2005 02:30 PM       View Profile for froggy   Email froggy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for froggy

Wow! is all I can say.

:-)

<^^> Today the pond....Tomorrow the world

ice
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7 posted 06-19-2005 06:39 PM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ice


Friends
The joy I took from writing this poem about my hero, is amplified by the the kindness shown in your remarks...

Now I am near tears, remembering, and someone understanding can do this...

Thank you all...

froggy
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8 posted 06-24-2005 11:55 PM       View Profile for froggy   Email froggy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for froggy

Just bumping this one up again

:-)

Ps. I really like this.

:-)

<^^> Today the pond....Tomorrow the world

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9 posted 06-25-2005 01:11 AM       View Profile for timothysangel1973   Email timothysangel1973   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit timothysangel1973's Home Page   View IP for timothysangel1973

Dang Ice

This brough chills to me and thats something in this humid, muggy SC heat

I am always amazed and never dissapointed in what I will find and read when I choose to click on your posts.

Another Keeper for sure

)))hugs(((
Tima
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10 posted 06-25-2005 04:38 AM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ice

Ella and Tima
Thank you for reading and your kind replies..

------------ice/ford
    ><>
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11 posted 06-25-2005 06:57 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Some times, it takes a day or two
for the best to rise again...

and something you said the other day,
about always feeling good
when clicking into special poets...

Yes.

I can say the same.

I missed this - almost.

And it patterns my own hearings.

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12 posted 06-25-2005 08:09 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

ice, I always read you but rarely post. Had to on this one. Very touching and He knows.  best martyjo
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13 posted 06-25-2005 08:50 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

touching...so touching
latearrival
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14 posted 09-14-2007 09:34 PM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Ice this too must go back to the top. I am with you on this one and have passed it to my son. Tears shared by all as his dad was also a truck driver.Late"
 
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