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CASTING HIS LINE

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CASTING HIS LINE


Casting his line, a love affair,
despite charcoal clouds and damp air,
my father would patiently wait
and trust in his favorite bait
for sweet solitude was rare.

Heaven, to him, was a low chair
by water, mouthing a prayer,
mom would gripe he’d stayed out too late
          casting his line.

Dad’s tall tales were beyond compare,
one pike was no match for a bear,
I miss how he’d ruminate...  
now, his rod I appreciate, 
so I take the greatest of care
          casting his line.




*written Dec 6, 2012

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  1. Date: 2/1/2013 3:28:00 AM
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  1. Date: 2/1/2013 3:27:00 AM
    Heartfelt Cyndi.You must have been pretty close with your dad.The skin might crumble..the shadow fades but through soul We keep reaching eachother even if in the other world.Im touched.by your verse.A seven and a favourite-Hugs Charma

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 10:18:00 AM
    Great memory that you have told..I see from this work that you truly loved him..Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 12:21:00 PM
    Cindy... You prove... the meaningful items in our life, are not always the expensive ones. Memories such as those attached to a "hand-me-down" fishing rod, remain forever in our heart. I like this. YarnSpinner

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 2:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Cyndi love xx

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 10:34:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in my contest.....Seren

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 10:14:00 PM
    this is ABSOLUTELY wonderful. You should go see Gwens' too. I believe it was Gwen that did one about her dad. Maybe I am wrong on who it was. Anyway , that one and yours are my favorites I've seen in this contest so far.