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Or So I've Been Told

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Or So I've Been Told

You're a mystery to me, a modicum of memory.
I have your straight nose; your big, clumsy feet;
Your dry sense of humour and stubborn streak -  
Or so I've been told.
I know you loved history - dusty books left behind.
I've heard stories about you, but they can't define
Who you really were. 
I remember snippets of your eulogy, given by my dad, 
The son-in-law you didn't like but grew to love.
I wish you'd known me long enough
To love me too.
But maybe it's better this way, trying to figure you out
Like a game of Clue, which I've been told 
I once played with you.
So I'll keep piecing you together 
Like the puzzles you loved,   
Because you truly are the most fascinating person
I've never known.

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  1. Date: 3/7/2013 2:46:00 PM
    Heather, I am finally seeing this winners list. There were a LOT of amazing winners in this one. Congrats to you. You deserved it.

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 9:15:00 PM
    My, but you are a fine writer. J

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 9:35:00 PM
    Heather, a wonderful winning poem. Congratulations in Craig's lovely and fascinating contest. A good subject on "The Most Fascinating Person I Never Knew." goodnight* LINDA

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:01:00 PM
    Congrats Heather ...Seren

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 5:12:00 PM
    Your writing hits me every are soooooo good. Seriously...freakin' good!

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 1:49:00 PM
    There's always something inside of us we want to say to someone we never really had the chance to say it too!!! This was it, it's paints the perfect picture of it's intent, a lovely and passionate poem. Congrats on your win!!! -Nate

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 1:34:00 PM
    It seems we both wrote of grandfathers that we didn't have the opportunity to know, ......I loved your poem! So nice to read and watch you put to puzzle pieces together.

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 1:12:00 PM
    Heather congrats on your wonderful win. Well deserved. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 12:46:00 PM
    Heather, again, a perfect take on the theme and a well deserved win.

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 4:20:00 PM
    Love it,, I should write more like this. Thanks for reading my Wasn't ME. Was watching a show about how rich couples and others hide money, then go on like they'r up right citizens ;}

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 12:25:00 AM
    thanks for letting me know, sweetie.

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 4:32:00 AM
    Hooking title and charming lines... Good work keep it on Regards

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 5:24:00 PM
    A winner for sure, loved it. I didn't know you are a fellow Canadian. It's nice to see we are represented by such a talented your writer.

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 4:31:00 PM
    what an amazing poem, Heather, a dedication, like i never read before,, wonderful poetry,,,

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 1:10:00 PM
    Simply superb! Wow! I was carried along to the very last line and left with awe!

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 11:14:00 PM
    oh my gosh, this is just amazing!!! Who in your family is it? I was thinking your mom but am not positive. That is so sad you never knew this person. But how you tell the story of your trying to figure them out is just so precious. Luv, Andrea. (wish there were more new ones of yours to see and glad you liked my newest posts)

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 12:08:00 PM
    Heather one of the best I have read for the contest, good luck...David

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 11:52:00 AM
    Chasing for clues is usually exciting, unless trying to find a misplaced thing that is necessary to have before moving on. I think you have the perfect entry for the contest.

  1. Date: 2/13/2013 7:39:00 AM
    lovely write, Heather. Thanks - enjoyed the art contest : )

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 7:07:00 PM
    Thanks for reading my writes, I have enjoyed yours this evening. Light & love