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New Passions

Dad never shunned something new He felt he could learn “HOW TO” Dad could do it all! Amazed me, what he could do And all the stuff that he knew New things were a ball! As time went on, and I grew Like Dad, I liked new things too They would just enthrall! Engineering was my call Lots of new stuff to install Was I up to it? I made it without a fall Some classes I did appall But I’d never quit! Retired after the long haul But never am I banal Life’s good I admit! Writing poetry’s a hit I made golf clubs quite a bit Play golf till I’m tan! Fix guitars that are unfit Then publish “How to do it” Start a Bluegrass Band! Building models from a kit Don’t watch TV and just sit New passions are grand!
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  1. Date: 8/10/2012 6:11:00 AM

    Congratulations on your placement in David's "Virelai" contest Charles. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 11:15:00 AM

    Congrats on the win Charles!Enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 11:05:00 AM

    A wonderful life lesson shared, Charles!! Love the great message...congrats on your win...love and blessings

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 9:32:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poem winning.

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 9:23:00 AM

    Yes I see it is a bit different in form but reads smoothly. I found the four syllable lines are jerky. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 9:11:00 AM

    round of congrats to you, charles..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 5:43:00 AM

    congratulations on this super win Charles xx

  1. Date: 8/7/2012 4:09:00 AM

    Charles big congrats on your winning poem, I loved the unusual theme you chose, well done...David

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 8:26:00 PM

    Loved the flow....and yes new passions can be grand that I will admit... Peace and blessings........