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On this October's mild stirrings
I watched ached nights flicker, to glow 
Around his hair like angel wings
Recalling joyrides... so mellow.
That in hushed tones,I called Gramps' name
Enshrined within my youth's warm space...
My hands folded with love aflame,
While prayers spilled through chill's embrace.
Though failing heart quivered in ticks,
Faith...way back then when I was ten
Gripped, he was nearing sixty six
As prayers trailed,wafting amen.

Until spring came, Gramps' flare restored
With new life blessed from harbor's ward.

Way Back Then When I Was Ten
	Kelly Deschler's Contest

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016

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Date: 2/20/2016 9:10:00 AM
Hi nette: Congratulations, a very sweet and heart felt poem.
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Date: 2/18/2016 11:20:00 AM
Congratulations on your win! Well done.
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Date: 2/17/2016 9:42:00 AM
Nette, congrats on your placement in the Ten contest :) -luloo *smiles*
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Date: 2/17/2016 9:25:00 AM
Nette, Congratulations on your nice win. LINDA
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Date: 2/17/2016 5:56:00 AM
A lovely childhood sonnet, Nette. Congrats on your placement.
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Date: 2/16/2016 9:47:00 PM
I know I read this before, I can't believe I didn't leave a comment. Congratulations on your win and thank you for sharing your treasured memories in such a beautiful way. Bless your memories. Peace my friend:)
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Date: 2/16/2016 8:58:00 PM
I have very few memories of my Grandpa and this poem really brings them back... Congrats on a win with this great poem! Thanks for entering, Nette :)
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Date: 2/4/2016 7:27:00 AM
A beautiful sonnet and a lovely tribute to your granddad, Nette. A7 and fave's. T.J
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Date: 2/1/2016 11:27:00 AM
A beautiful piece laced with lovely phrasing and imagery. Well done nette! Best wishes, Keith
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Date: 1/31/2016 10:14:00 PM
A nice tribute to a grandad girl. I'm one you know. Have been for a long, long time. I'm working on 80 now girl. I think I'll just make it, the Lord willing. Keep on keeping on. I love your writes.
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Date: 1/31/2016 8:15:00 PM
I love how you honored a grandfather with this one, Nette. That was special!!
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Date: 1/31/2016 5:56:00 AM
This is a heart- touching and moving poem which captivates the reader with its smooth flow--- simple yet meaningful verses which most us can easily understand and relate to.
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Date: 1/30/2016 11:56:00 PM
I love reading when the young appreciate the old, it shows their wisdom and hearts shall remain timeless!
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Date: 1/30/2016 10:53:00 PM
Beautifully expressed memories of a beloved Grandpa. GoodLuck in the contest
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Date: 1/30/2016 2:44:00 PM
Nostalgia is the word. It's difficult to experience a special Grandpa going through a grave illness. A heavenly poem I can relate to; been there!
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Date: 1/30/2016 12:50:00 PM
- Lovely memories, Nette - Good luck in the contest - Happy Saturday :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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