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~~~ I recall . . . Dad's work shed to this day The scent of wood and dust in the air Cobwebs in corners and crooks Sun flooding in through windows His scarred and scored wooden work table And the countless tin cans of nails and screws And Dad working on a new plan His coffee cup forgotten and ignored And I would bring him flowers Precious dandelions, buttercups and daisies Which he would place in a dirty container of some sort Smiling, he would lift me up to sit beside him We would ponder his scribbled sketches O, the grand ideas he had I still have those doodles and outlines And the lazy afternoon would pass For me and Dad And later we would sit on the rusty porch swing Side by side, just swinging And I would hold his hand so tight Like I never wanted to let it go But, God had a plan Written in the book of destiny And who am I To question what is written by God So, I had to let go But today, I sure am missing Dad ~~~ April 14, 2013 Free Verse Placed First in Poet Destroyers Surprize Contest, 2013 Submitted to #1 Poems Only Contest

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  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:32:00 PM
    Constance, :-). Congratulations, with your awesome HIT in the poet destroyer's contest. Hugs & Hugs** SKAT

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 7:28:00 PM
    The Dad everyone wants ..Nice write

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 12:08:00 AM
    Just adore this one, Constance. Great seeing it again and congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 12:02:00 AM
    Stopping in with smiles.... :-) :-)... Congratulations, Thank you for taking your time and hooking me up with an awesome OLD # 1 hit... I had a hard time choosing the winners... please enjoy my blog when you have time. Hugs & Hugs.... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 10:59:00 AM
    Your Dad sounds like a guy I would like to have known. I enjoyed reading about you both. Congratulations, RAY

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 10:29:00 AM
    Very heartfelt. Many congrats to you~A.O

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 7:03:00 PM
    I can smell the smells, hear the sounds and see the sights in this beauty Constance...Congratulations - Tim

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 5:42:00 PM
    Congratulations!!! Constance, I thought I read this poem before. Maybe in a dream. Unless it was a poem I read from you, back then. I enjoyed, with the deepest tears... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/4/2013 9:05:00 AM
    Your poem has moved my own memories of my father's furnature refinishing shop. The smells of saw dust and paint remover etc. Thank you for that.

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 7:45:00 PM
    wow, this one is SO GOOD. Full of feeling. I am faving this one, Constance. And I am really sorry to hear of Linda. I tried calling a number I had of hers but it was disconnected. TEll her hi for me if you ever can. Life is getting difficult for some of us! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 11:02:00 AM
    Another great piece though surrounded by "tragedy breeze"...A beautiful tribute to him... I sympathize with you~A.O

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 10:00:00 AM
    Such strong memories here Constance.. I can see your good beginnings in life were established here; more men like this are what is needed in this world, amd mothers of the same intention, who knows how much good could be realized..'

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 12:30:00 PM
    You have created a gem with the tender memories of your lost Dad. While reading your Poem one would feel for a moment, as if your narrative was happening before the reader. The sweet memories of parents always leave a fragrance of those tender feelings, which we never get from anyone else. Great write Constance. Love and best wishes...Ravindra

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:47:00 PM
    beautiful and heartfelt write, my friend. Hope you and those cute kitties are doing well and feeling much warmer x

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 3:15:00 PM
    Constance; I feel for you. This is really heart felt. Be happy that you knew your Dad. I never knew mine . I remember very little. I am sure that your Dad watches over you. Many blessings...... Lucilla

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 8:24:00 PM
    This is a very sad write, but written with a tender voice, showering us with pleasant memories of your past Constance! I loved each line that you have written, so expressively portrayed and blended to tell a heartbreaking truth, to hold onto our memories that we have with our loved ones for they won't always be there with us! What a terrific piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 7:40:00 PM
    I may be wrong........but the very first poem I ever read by you, moved me so much. And I believe it too, was about your dad's work shed. It was so is this. ( I hope I'm not mistaken.about that)....One can sense the loss the beautiful memory, and the heartache in these beautiful verses.