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And Then It Stopped

There once was a time
Though it's hard to believe
A superhero, of a kind
Could be someone like me

Every language or letter
I could fluently speak
Make everything better
With exaggerated feats

Like kill giant spiders
With the swipe of one hand
Make night dreams quieter
Chasing off, the boogie man

I could enter the mind
Inciting imagination
Simply sit side by side
Causing total elation

I could hold the world
With my strength in one arm
Make it sleep, as I swirled
No need for alarm

It was rather abrupt
It all came to a stop
My children grew up
Now I'm just Pop.



     July 2 2017
  And then it stopped contest

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Date: 3/29/2018 2:12:00 AM
Naw, once a child, always a child, Pop.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 3/29/2018 9:47:00 AM
Thank you, Kai. I miss my children being young. We had so many laughs together and they were always right under my feet, whenever I was around. I was a truck driver. It really was sad when they grew up and left home. I still don't think I have gotten over it.
Date: 9/16/2017 3:24:00 AM
'Dad's' are the best! I adore your wonderful poem and your message is beautiful. Terrific ending, superb writing Daniel. a joy to read:)
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Date: 7/16/2017 9:47:00 AM
Great message here...Well written...Bravo.
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Date: 7/12/2017 3:40:00 PM
I was aware while they were still young that I'd miss it, and conscientiously relished the moments. It was fleeting regardless. How I miss it!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/12/2017 4:01:00 PM
Me too, Hannah:( Thank you for the lovely visit:)
Date: 7/12/2017 3:03:00 PM
I was surprised not to see this on the winner list. Such a wonderful message it had.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/12/2017 3:12:00 PM
Another in my long list of NA's. lol
Date: 7/11/2017 1:04:00 PM
Simply beautiful, beautiful poem, Daniel. Nuff said. Love always.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/12/2017 3:12:00 PM
Thank you, Freddie:)
Date: 7/8/2017 12:10:00 PM
A winner my friend!!! GREAT!!! Love the ending!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/8/2017 12:34:00 PM
Thank you, Jack:) Nice to see you:)
Date: 7/7/2017 10:39:00 PM
Oh now this is so beautiful, I loved how you weaved this poem.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/8/2017 12:33:00 PM
Thank you, Arthur:)
Date: 7/7/2017 12:50:00 PM
Awwwww....you are still a hero, I'm sure. :) I see my dad's frailties, but he's still a hero to me. Loved this this piece, dear. Very great take on the theme for the contest. Hugs
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/8/2017 12:33:00 PM
Thank you, Eileen:) I kind liked being a superhero:)
Date: 7/7/2017 9:23:00 AM
I love this one Daniel. Tells so many beautiful little stories all rolled up into one. A favorite for me. Dad's are awesome. : )
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/7/2017 10:07:00 AM
Thank you Sharon. Those were the best years of my life. If I think about them too long, I'll get a little watery eyed. I miss those days:(
Date: 7/6/2017 10:06:00 PM
Nice poem with a twist ending - love it. I gues it's like that for all dads.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/7/2017 10:06:00 AM
Thank you, Alfred. If it's not, it should be:)
Date: 7/5/2017 1:22:00 PM
Nice job Daniel, enjoyed the easy flow of this poem. All the best. Craig
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/7/2017 10:06:00 AM
Thank you, Craig:)
Date: 7/5/2017 12:32:00 AM
My goodness, where is my comment. Oh, did I see this one elsewhere ? I bet that's it. I REALLY really like this one. It's one of the cleverest of this category!!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/7/2017 10:05:00 AM
Thank you, Andrea. Sometimes I post my poems on both sites:)
Date: 7/5/2017 12:32:00 AM
I'm going to Graceland.YAYYYY
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/7/2017 10:04:00 AM
Been there and done and already wore out the Tshirt:) Have fun!
Date: 7/4/2017 9:30:00 PM
Love the ending in this, great write, didn't see that coming at all, cheers.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/7/2017 10:03:00 AM
Thank you, Lewis:)
Date: 7/4/2017 3:27:00 PM
awwwh, you are still their hero, daniel... what a lovely piece!..huggs
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/4/2017 7:32:00 PM
Thank you, nette. Perhaps a fallen hero:)
Date: 7/4/2017 9:27:00 AM
Aha! Amazing, DT:) a winner for me:) all dads are great:)
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/4/2017 11:05:00 AM
:):)Thank you, Jo.
Date: 7/4/2017 4:48:00 AM
Unique one for the contest ... Loved it... Good luck in the contest...
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/4/2017 11:04:00 AM
Thank you, Supraja:)
Date: 7/4/2017 12:02:00 AM
You seem like the kind of pop that will always have your children's attention. Such a sweet entry Daniel. I hope to see it a top winner. : )
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/4/2017 11:04:00 AM
Thank you, Mrs Connie. At least they still call:)
Date: 7/3/2017 7:54:00 PM
This is a wonderful clever take for the contest Daniel~I remember when young thinking the same way about my Dad! G/L in the contest!~Che :)
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/4/2017 11:04:00 AM
Thank you, Cheryl:)
Date: 7/3/2017 12:39:00 PM
Very engaging write Danny, I never had kids, so I never was a superman in anyone's eyes, except for my wife, and age has taken away my superpowers, so I can relate!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/4/2017 11:03:00 AM
There is nothing in my life that has given me more joy or pride:) Thank you, John:)
Date: 7/3/2017 12:36:00 PM
Wonderful poem ... Joy to read ... We all get lost into the spent time ... Very few can express the passage such beautifully ...
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/4/2017 11:02:00 AM
Thank you, Probir. You are such a kind hearted man:)
Date: 7/3/2017 8:57:00 AM
Good job Pop! It seems there came a time when all the magic settled in my wallet;-) Enjoyed this a buncha! ~ john
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/4/2017 11:02:00 AM
lol Tell me about it. Thank you, John:)
Date: 7/3/2017 8:56:00 AM
Dan, I remember once calling my father "Pop". He said, "I'll pop you one!" This one reminds me of that day and of the twinkle in his eye when he said it. Thanks for sharing this and reminding me.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/4/2017 11:01:00 AM
lol The same thing happened to me. He said, "when you say that, smile" :) Thank you, Dan:)
Date: 7/3/2017 8:49:00 AM
wonderful write for the contest... I wish my children have always stay small so I could still had been their hero ~*
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/4/2017 11:00:00 AM
Thank you, Mrs Eve. I definitely know the feeling.
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