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HANDS THAT DIPPED ME

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HANDS THAT DIPPED ME



From your hands that dipped me in cool tubs and soft morn wakes, you were the gentle lion taming my bohemian strains; the lamb of summer rain catching me like a feather on your palm... always, your balm poured moon glow of bliss, erring only when my restless flowers needed to bend: from where pictures stood, time bowed shaping night talks, life’s edges, and paused faces. Then the gas light dripped on lacquered frames, silhouettes fading as I collected our thoughts— marbles in my pocket—to keep me safe from cold winds, rough dreams. And tonight, my breath grows wild, noting the fabric of revelries as I click past lenses : you smile; you laugh. Just when evening’s done, you reach your arms in slow motion to hold me close again...hands that dipped me then, gone, without saying goodbye from a wave of coma when I was only 24. Yet among old photographs, we embrace through love's eyes. Daddy, you're my special treat every day! Happy Father's Day Contest Sponsor: Carol Eastman by nette onclaud

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  1. Date: 6/15/2014 3:39:00 PM
    Brought tears to my eys, Nette. Such a wonderful bond between daughter and father. It can never be replaced with any other love. wonderful writing. bfn Hugs, Elaine

  1. Date: 6/12/2014 9:52:00 PM
    Nettle, your poem touched my heart.. Tremendous write, congrats on your first place win!

  1. Date: 6/12/2014 9:18:00 PM
    Very touching nette ... Congrad's on your winning verse. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/11/2014 10:23:00 PM
    Nette, , Congratulations, a wonderful and heartfelt win. Love ~LINDA

  1. Date: 6/10/2014 2:24:00 PM
    Extremely emotional Nette ! A great tribute to dad ,, we just hv his memories and keep longing for his tender touch ! Congrats on great win !

  1. Date: 6/10/2014 9:26:00 AM
    Just so beautiful as always nette ! Congratulations ! love, Deb

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 10:50:00 PM
    Nicely done. congrats on the win, nette

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 8:40:00 PM
    Beautiful write and great win! Congrats my friend!!!!

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 7:03:00 PM
    A great tribute to you dad. Aren't we lucky to have had them? Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 9:54:00 AM
    Wow, Nette...this took me...

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 3:23:00 PM
    Congratulations on winning with this Nette, yet sorry to hear of this sad event at 24years old hope you are well, Joe.

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 6:09:00 PM
    Hi Nette, once again, enjoyed seeing you on Craig's winning list.. always~ pd

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 8:11:00 PM
    This poem brought me to tears.....the last line of the 2nd stanza....oh wow.

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 7:54:00 PM
    CONGRATS NETTE LUV ON AN EXCELLENT WRITE AS ALWAYS AND WORTHY WIN .. WE LOST POWER FOR 2 DAYS FROM SNOWSTORM AND STILL MANY PROBLEMS COMMENTING TO POETS ON PS BY ME .. SENT TPS A BARRAGE OF SM'S TO NO AVAIL .. STILL A MESS ..OH

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 3:01:00 PM
    Congratulations on your winning poem in the "Loss" contest - / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 2:19:00 PM
    Marvelously tender write. Congrad's on Your Win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 2:13:00 PM
    Nette, as always your words are a painting of emotions and this is no exception.

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Craig's "Loss" contest Nette. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 9:26:00 AM
    I got shivers while reading this poem. It is just heart-wrenching. Congratulations on your well-deserved win!

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 9:00:00 AM
    Excellent presentation of past days in to the present feelings with few words in such a way that every lovely old one is tied there in. Good luck always, bl

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