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and I recall

and I recall dad's work shed to this day the scent of wood and dust in the air cobwebs in corners and crooks sun flooding in through windows his scarred and scored wooden work table with the countless tin cans of nails and screws dad working on a new plan his coffee cup forgotten and ignored I would bring him flowers precious dandelions, buttercups and daisies which he would place in a dirty container of some sort smiling, he would lift me up to sit beside him we would ponder his scribbled sketches oh, the grand ideas he had I still have those doodles and outlines and the lazy afternoon would pass for me and dad later we would sit on the rusty porch swing side by side, just swinging I would hold his hand so tight like I never wanted to let it go but, God had a plan written in the book of destiny and who am I to question what is written by God so, I had to let go but today, I sure am missing dad ______________________________ March 30, 2020 (Edit April 14, 2013) Poetry/Free Verse/and I recall Copyright Protected, ID 20-1240-086-03 All Rights Reserved, 2020, Constance La France Submitted to Strand Choice U sponsor, Brian Strand Third Place

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Date: 3/30/2020 9:13:00 PM
Dear Heart, my dad, and I used to have projects that we would do in his workshop. This poem brings back fond memories. Beautiful Poem filled with wonderful sentiment. Congrats on your win
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Date: 3/31/2020 10:57:00 AM
JC, thanks for visiting and for the congrats, I have fond memories of my dad too, no matter the years they remain fresh in my mind _Constance
Date: 3/30/2020 6:20:00 PM
Constance, this is beautiful! Heartiest congratulations on your win!
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Date: 3/31/2020 10:57:00 AM
Edward, thanks for visiting with the beautiful and the congratulations _Constance