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Below is the poem entitled SHOEMAKER DADDY - A DUO-RHYME which was written by poet Sidney Beck. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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His workshop’s open now I see
He will not notice -  it’s just me.
His tools, his nails, his leatherware,
His hammers large and small are there, 
All  ready for his hands to bear
When he returns to take his chair.
The shoes he makes are neat each pair,
And some are leather dark or fair,
They’re crafted all with love and care.
So here’s my secret silent prayer :
I hope he takes me on his knee 
And makes me some  in small size three.

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Entered in Andrea Dietrich's Contest   Duo-Rhyme, 

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Based on personal chldhood experience of watching my father make 
and mend shoes.  He also taught me how to do it when I was a teenager.

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  1. Date: 8/10/2012 1:42:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading a story from your childhood ..Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 10:46:00 AM
    A well deserved placement for you in the Duo-Rhyme contest. Congratulations Sidney. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 12:47:00 PM
    Congrats on your win with this poem of touching memories you have shared, Sidney...a wonderful tribute to your father!! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 4:06:00 AM
    Congratulations Sidney a well deserved win I wish I had known you when I was a teenager the amount of shoes i had to have doctored that took months at the hospital but could quite easily have been done by a cobbler.. xx

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 2:23:00 AM
    Sidney congrats on your win, fabulous poem and it must have been wonderful to watch him working...David

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 12:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win with this heartwarming and beautiful poem Sidney.

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 7:06:00 PM
    Sidney, I love how you paid tribute to your dad with this poem. What an awesome way to make use of duo-rhyme. This was very sweet. Congratulations in my contest!

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    Date: 8/4/2012 12:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea, many thanks for placing me in your contest, wow the other poems were magnif....i especially admired Nette's one abou t the Rain.... thanks for the duo rhyme idea ...never heard of it before but now I like wishes Syd
  1. Date: 7/14/2012 10:08:00 PM
    Interesting, I always love to go into shoemaker shops love the smell of shoe polish and leather, what a combination, also they tell the best stories, enjoyed your verse Sidney, V

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 6:53:00 PM
    love the story has become a lost art..good luck in the contest...Joseph