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Seeking Kindling

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Seeking Kindling

Seeking Kindling

The tangling forest was bitterly cold
And we were endlessly lost.

But, I followed his big foot prints
without speaking out of fear.

“Just pick up twigs kid. OK Dad”-
While he collected timber.

I knew he was good at providing, building
while not speaking.

A hammer made a much more profound sound
in my ears than anything he said to me.

So I followed.

But, the snow and ice were to thick and 
the twigs and timber were frozen.

I fell behind and lost his footprints
until I fell asleep and the snow and
bitter wind blew over me.

Unforunateely, he never looked behind.

R. Biffany '09

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  1. Date: 10/4/2010 9:47:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week at PoetrySoup Randy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/4/2010 4:51:00 AM

    terrificly painful write .. kudos for being featured this week love Jayne

  1. Date: 3/4/2009 3:11:00 PM

    There's a lot being said with this write, Randy! I never knew my father and he never looked behind either to see who he had helped to bring into this world. Guess we don't get to pick our heritage ... smile ...

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 10:33:00 PM

    This is sad...Unfortunately, he never looked behind. Good write though