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Excitement echoed In my heart First experience Of being a part Now looking back to Those times, thoughts Flood like the cold rain And ties me in knots Enthusiastically Grabbing the end Of the crosscut saw Helping hand to lend He let me slowly pull From my point of View, I carried my Weight, without gloves At seven years old I felt a superb Job was done by me Now grasped being disturbed He said to momma Grab the other handle I'm tired of the weight Having her to manhandle" Just a few short words Made me feel Inadequate, small At times now inside I reel Camaraderie At other times shared Loaded down with firewood I knew he cared Bringing in buckets Of water Fire starter, or feed The cows some fodder Forgiven years ago But memories still haunt That's why I write To ease thoughts that taunt

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Date: 3/19/2021 5:54:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD. Touching write. Love ~ Mala
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 3/19/2021 10:13:00 AM
Malabika, Thank you for stopping by with congrats. I appreciate the time spent reading and commenting on my work. Sara
Date: 2/27/2021 7:31:00 AM
Best congratulations Sara on POTD. Poetry heals the writer and the reader. Thank you for your inspiring work.
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Date: 2/27/2021 8:27:00 AM
Frances, Thanks for dropping by with congrats. Sara
Date: 2/23/2021 11:54:00 AM
yes, sometimes words said without thought can really hurt & that hurt can linger. Excellent write, my friend
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Date: 2/23/2021 2:42:00 PM
Jack, Very true. Thanks for dropping by. Sara
Date: 2/22/2021 6:28:00 AM
Somehow I missed this one... Good to get rid of the taunts at long last. They still hurt, no matter how long suppressed. Congrats on POTD, Sara! Best always, Gershon
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Date: 2/22/2021 7:17:00 AM
Gershon, Sometimes it clears those passageways or ruts in the brain and they are now freed up to do other things. Thanks for the visit to my page. I appreciate the time spent here. Sara
Date: 2/21/2021 11:17:00 AM
Sara a wonderful poem - may you be blessed always. Congratulations on POTD Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 2/21/2021 11:32:00 AM
Jennifer, Thank your for the wish of always being blessed and the congrats. I appreciate the time spent here reading and commenting. Sara
Date: 2/21/2021 9:42:00 AM
Belated Congratulations on your wonderful POTD Sara! Blessings xxoo
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Date: 2/21/2021 11:29:00 AM
Connie, Thanks for dropping by with congrats. I appreciate the time spent here. Sara
Date: 2/21/2021 9:16:00 AM
Those impressions never leave you...You've described it as you were then and now...Congratulations Sara Kendrick on POTD
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Date: 2/21/2021 11:23:00 AM
Michael, Yes, those bad memories linger forever. Thanks for dropping by with congrats. Sara
Date: 2/19/2021 10:38:00 AM
I too had a father that could SOMETIMES make me feel small. We remember bad and good . . . Very descriptive and moving, Sara, CONGRATS on getting POTD!! Janice
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 2/19/2021 12:44:00 PM
Janice, Your comments are spot on. I am sorry that you went through some bad times as well. I know that it doesn't feel good at the time and the memories can be painful. I appreciate you stopping by and taking time to comment. Sara
Date: 2/19/2021 3:52:00 AM
Each child is born to innocence until they're old enough to learn the unfair ways of mankind...and their smiles become frowns. Congratulations on your Brown Eyed Boy being chosen potd.
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Date: 2/19/2021 6:28:00 AM
Jenna, I see your comment got on the wrong poem. I have had that to happen to me. Sara
Date: 2/18/2021 11:12:00 PM
back with congratulations on POTD. Eve
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 2/19/2021 6:28:00 AM
Eve, Thanks so much. Sara
Date: 2/18/2021 9:59:00 PM
Resplendent poem, Sara. Great you were awarded a POTD. Very much deserved. ~~
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Date: 2/19/2021 6:29:00 AM
Victor, Thanks for your kind review of my work. I appreciate you dropping by with congrats. Sara
Date: 2/18/2021 12:57:00 PM
Congrats Sara on poem of the day. Your memory has touched many as I see from all the comments. Well done.
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 2/19/2021 6:30:00 AM
Vijay, I think everyone at some time in their childhood has experienced or seen that type of situation happen another one reason it touched so many. Thanks for dropping by. Your presence is always welcomed. Sara
Date: 2/18/2021 12:46:00 PM
Your memory has left a deep scar, Sara, but your deeply emotive words and story have a healing quality to them. Thank you for sharing this story and metaphor. Congratulations on your POTD. Many blessings to you.
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 2/19/2021 6:32:00 AM
Sam, Yes, I seem to be able to heal when I finally am able to put my thoughts onto paper in a way that is healing. Your presence at my work with a kind review and congrats is uplifting. Sara
Date: 2/18/2021 12:45:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD! This is a very moving piece.
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 2/19/2021 6:32:00 AM
L. Milton, I appreciate the time spent here reading and taking time to comment. Thank you for the congrats. Sara
Date: 2/18/2021 11:29:00 AM
"He said, I'm tired of the weight" At the time, that sounded harsh to a seven year old. I can understand that. He was only looking out for you. Saying it in a different way, would have been best- of course. Time heals all wounds. Your thoughts caress gently around me and my heart. Congratulations Sara, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 2/19/2021 6:35:00 AM
Brandy, I am sure at times he was tired of the weight of rearing a child that was not even his but he kept on keeping up the fight and we all survived. I was this chubby little girl and I am sure he was having to pull me back with each cut and that wasn't easy but it did not seem easy on my end either. I think I started stacking the wood for a short time then went to play. Thanks for dropping by with congrats and a nice review. Sara
Date: 2/18/2021 11:19:00 AM
Childhood hurtful memories are never forgotten. I have some that sometimes just hurt too much I can’t help crying... Well written Sara, and congratulations on potd :)
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Date: 2/19/2021 6:38:00 AM
Akkina, I can not imagine what some children went through in their childhood. I have heard of girls being raped by their fathers as early as 6 months old. I did not go through anything like that so in many ways I am thankful for the blessings of a Christian home. Thanks for dropping by with a nice comment and congrats. Sara
Date: 2/18/2021 11:02:00 AM
Nice...You've faced it head-on... Wonderful write in many ways...Congratulations Sara Kendrick on POTD.
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 2/19/2021 4:17:00 PM
Michael, Your kind review is encouraging. Thanks for dropping by with congrats. Sara
Date: 2/18/2021 10:21:00 AM
Dear Sara, The depth of your sorrow is felt in your poignant writing. Very beautifully crafted and I hope writing, helps those haunting memories fade. Take Care.
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 2/19/2021 4:21:00 PM
Paulette, Yes, writing about those bad memories helps to dispel them and I feel better. Your presence and comments are always encouraging. Sara
Date: 2/18/2021 10:17:00 AM
Congratulations on yours p.o.t.d win. A wonderful write. Memories can be both good and bad. Words can also be both good and bad. This week, I was hurt by something a dear person said. I try to let go but it can be hard. Have a blessed day...............
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Date: 2/18/2021 9:17:00 AM
Heya Sara, childhood memories can leave scars, but also can be turned into the making of us for the better, congratulations on your well deserved potd, cheers David
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Date: 2/18/2021 7:02:00 AM
Yes some memories linger, can never be erased sad ones, sometimes even happy ones... loved reading this poem that many will relate. Congrats on your POTD Sara. Hugs ~ Ani
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Date: 2/18/2021 7:01:00 AM
Hi Sara, Things said in childhood stay with us. I enjoyed the read. Congratulations on getting the poem of the day. Have a wonderful day:-) Alexis
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Date: 2/18/2021 6:34:00 AM
Sara, I loved every line of this poem. Seven is such a magical age. It's amazing the little tidbits of life we remember in fondess and futility. -Richard
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Date: 2/18/2021 5:39:00 AM
Childhood hurts are never forgotten and I have many of those, some good memories too, that’s life for you. Congratulations on poem of the day ~ Belle
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Date: 2/18/2021 4:31:00 AM
Wonderfully penned Sara, childhood memories both good and bad make us who we are today, lessons learned we never forget, congratulations on POTD!
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Sara Kendrick
Date: 2/18/2021 1:44:00 PM
Tania, I think often I wonder why can't we just forget the bad and remember only the good so that our lives would be filled with only good memories but it doesn't work that way. Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate the time spent here. Sara
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