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Poem Within a Poem

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Poem Within a Poem

To a father there may 
Not be a greater joy than 
A child who emulates
Maybe even idolizes his dad.

With a heart pouring over
With love my youngest boy 
Proudly states, “I have written a poem.”
My heart soars and love overflows …

His next words reconfirm what 
I suspected; he wants to be like dad
He asked me to post it on Poetry Soup.
The next lines are his as I beam …

Kind, nice, Outgoing, and Funny this is
How I live in this strange World. I live
With a funny family always cheering 
me on I go to a big school always
being great I have many friends
Always being Awesome intelligent 
People, I go to a nice church
always being kind I really
like my life in this very strange 
world.

I couldn’t have said it better
Little man.


A collaboration of Dad (60) and 
David (10) Eklund

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  1. Date: 5/18/2011 8:47:00 AM
    Many congratulations on your win in Walayee's fine contest Jeff .....:)

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 5:01:00 PM
    Great Job Jeff, Congratulations on your success in Lay's contest. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 11:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in Lay's contest Jeff. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 4:34:00 AM
    Congratulatios on the win in the contest of walayee, jeff

  1. Date: 5/16/2011 4:56:00 PM
    Congrats Jeff on your HM in Lay's cool collaboration contest with this excellent entry luv.. enjoy your very special honor tonight...

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 6:15:00 AM
    So adorable Jeff .. a joy to see a child writing poetry too.. two of my five sons write poetry as a hobby to their lives .. one composed a book with me for children.. such a great project .. enjoy this great gift your child has inside and encourage him to continue luv.. enjoyed your wonderful words ..wishing u a happy weekend with luv..

  1. Date: 4/1/2011 5:16:00 AM
    Another week has come and gone and I haven't been able to read as much this week as I had wanted. I am glad I was able to read your poetry today Jeff. Keep your pen scrolling don't let the ink dry up. I hope you have a wonderful weekend of sunshine and joy and find lots of inspiration along the way. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/31/2011 3:01:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today and I'm looking forward to reading more. Take care. Dana'lynn

  1. Date: 3/31/2011 2:59:00 PM
    proud dad you must be be, stephen.. oh he took after the mom, just kidding.. such bliss to have a child like you who has a penchant for poetry... and a rival in the very near future! amazing..:) huggs

  1. Date: 3/31/2011 2:51:00 PM
    Father and son collaboration you should be proud, I have 4 children and none of them show an interest in writing the entire time I read this I was smiling Thanks