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Daddy Had Girls

August sun,
Leaves smell of heat,
You can hear the holly hocks turn to seed.
The pile of trimmed twigs snap as they dry.

Sister paints the cross pieces
The top of the board
The flat
And the underside

I come behind and paint the broad, flat boards
With long strokes up and down,
Back and forth.
Paint drips on my hand.

Hair tied back in kerchiefs,
The paint smells hot as the sun dries it.

Huckleberry Finn’s fence,
But Daddy had girls.

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  1. Date: 3/8/2009 12:23:00 PM
    Dear Judith - I loved this poem the first time I read it and am loving it all over again now. Congrats on this beautiful poem being featured this week. Peace and hugs, John

  1. Date: 3/8/2009 10:55:00 AM
    Judith - I just want to say congratulations on having your poetry featured this last week – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 3/7/2009 1:17:00 AM
    Hello Judith, this is an excellent poetry, Amazing and wonderful. Keep on posting. Ernilando

  1. Date: 3/4/2009 1:53:00 PM
    Great idea, Judith. Congrats on this clever write, Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 11:41:00 AM
    Congratulations Judith on your piece of Americana "Daddy Had Girls" being featured. Always a pleasure to read your work. Vince

  1. Date: 3/3/2009 9:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on featured! I love this poem and the painting that goes with it! Love you Mom! ~Tru~

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 12:51:00 PM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Judith. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/2/2009 6:29:00 AM
    Warmest congrats dear Judith on this beautiful piece being featured. How did I ever miss it? So sorry about that, it is a precious gem, like all your others. With love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/1/2009 5:23:00 PM
    Nice use of imagery. Had to chuckle at your last line. Congratulations on having your poem featured. I wish you continued success with your writing. Karen