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The old rocking chair

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The old rocking chair

There on the porch
Sits the old rocking chair
Soft cushions to touch
Warm blanket are there

Where tadcu* used to sit
After a shift down the mine
Man and boy at the pit
Until he injured his spine

At his side on the stool
Is a gnarled old pipe
Tadcu made it a rule
He would never light up.

Said his lungs were busy
Dealing with the pit dust
coughing made him dizzy
Oxygen a must.

Loved to rock as he dreamt
Of his life as a lad
Remembering he wept
Getting old made him so sad


*tadcu - grandfather


Penned 07/07/2014




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  1. Date: 7/30/2014 7:57:00 AM
    Seren, thank you for the reply... it pays off to follow instructions... Linda

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 7:40:00 PM
    Seren, congrats on your wonderful winning write.. Your victory was well deserved!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 7/30/2014 2:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Dave, I am glad it brought back memories for people ...Seren
  1. Date: 7/29/2014 1:57:00 PM
    Seren, A nice winning Quatrain. I don't know the form, however --Well done... Always ~LINDA

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 7/30/2014 2:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda guess what I don't know this form either, I literally followed instructions....Seren
  1. Date: 7/28/2014 8:33:00 PM
    A great write! Brought great memories to me! Big congrats on your win!!!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 7/30/2014 2:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Robert, Hope they were all happy memories ....Seren
  1. Date: 7/28/2014 11:29:00 AM
    Happy to see this one a winner, dear Seren! Congrats and hugs my friend.. Arlene

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 7/30/2014 2:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Arlene, glad you enjoyed the read . Thanks ..Seren
  1. Date: 7/28/2014 9:03:00 AM
    Very lovely affectionate poem Seren,, loved much,, cud recall some old memories as well, thnx for sharing! Congrats on big win!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 7/30/2014 2:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks for your kind words....Seren
  1. Date: 7/28/2014 1:26:00 AM
    Lovely recollections of the old memories, Seren. Congrats

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 7/30/2014 2:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ram for your kind words ....Seren
  1. Date: 7/27/2014 9:21:00 PM
    This brought back a few memories of my own Grandfather, as he used to sit in his rocking chair and reminisce.... Great work, Seren! Congrats on your win!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 7/30/2014 2:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes Kelly they could sit there for hours and when you ask they say just thinking.....nice thoughts to remember ....Seren
  1. Date: 7/10/2014 6:27:00 AM
    If rocking chairs could talk.. I have one titled the same.. This is lovely memories of a hard working much loved grandfather.. Hugs... Arlene

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 7/30/2014 2:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the encouragement....Seren
  1. Date: 7/7/2014 9:56:00 PM
    A lovely memory Seren...So many things can remind us of the past....hugs Tim

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 7/30/2014 2:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am glad I brought back some glad memories of maybe sad times ....Seren