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I see a child with one hundred pounds 
of brick and iron loaded on his back.
Alone with a father who daily flew
above the clouds in a small plane filled 
with younger manikin dolls.

There were miracles sewn into the 
shoulders of his leather pilot's jacket 
but those arms never held you. 
At home on the mantle a bottle of 
cheap vodka celebrated life every
evening. By nightfall you were 
flying high but not as
a respected pilot.

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  1. Date: 7/13/2013 11:20:00 AM
    - A touching and beautiful poem, Julie - Well done! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)