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Bucket Full of Love

In his damp, snail smelly, back yard, water boiled in a vat.
"Hurry honey", said Grandpa, "the tide has just gone out".
In my six year old mind, we were in for a "great big treat".
Willingly, I'd fill my bucket full with sand crabs we'd all eat.

Overcast dark sky and dank fishy cold wind didn't dampen
spirits while scanning wet sand for holes that were sunken.
Intently digging, then oh so thrilled, I yelled,"I found one!" 
Clunk! Into my little tin sand bucket it fell; one prize won. 

Sadly looking, seagulls mocking, I'd managed only eight.
Grandpa smiled, dumped them in the vat with, "GREAT"!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 6/8/2015 6:35:00 AM
Enjoyed reading your work..Very creative way to tell a wonderful memory...Thanks for dropping by..Sara
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Charlene McCutcheon
Date: 6/8/2015 4:58:00 PM
Thank you so much Sara for your kind comment. And thank you for helping me get my poem "Furnace of Affliction" submitted to your contest. Love, Charlene
Date: 11/7/2014 11:57:00 AM
Dear Charlene, A delightful recollection from childhood. My uncle used to collect and boil crabs too, but I hated seeing them go into the boiling water. This is a wonderful poem, my friend. I'm still smiling! Love, carolyn
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Charlene McCutcheon
Date: 11/7/2014 8:26:00 PM
Carolyn, thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my poem. Your input means a lot to me my sweet friend. Love, Charlene
Date: 11/6/2014 10:44:00 PM
Aww cute poem Charlene. Amazing memories. Have a lovely day. "B"
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Charlene McCutcheon
Date: 11/7/2014 8:32:00 PM
Dear B, You are so kind to leave such an encouraging comment. I really appreciate your taking the time to do that. Thank you my friend. Love, Charlene