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HANDS THAT DIPPED ME



From your hands that dipped me in cool tubs and soft morn wakes, you were the gentle lion taming my bohemian strains; the lamb of summer rain catching me like a feather on your palm... always, your balm poured moon glow of bliss, erring only when my restless flowers needed to bend: from where pictures stood, time bowed shaping night talks, life’s edges, and paused faces. Then the gas light dripped on lacquered frames, silhouettes fading as I collected our thoughts— marbles in my pocket—to keep me safe from cold winds, rough dreams. And tonight, my breath grows wild, noting the fabric of revelries as I click past lenses : you smile; you laugh. Just when evening’s done, you reach your arms in slow motion to hold me close again...hands that dipped me then, gone, without saying goodbye from a wave of coma when I was only 24. Yet among old photographs, we embrace through love's eyes... Daddy, you're my special treat every day! Tell Us About Your Dad Contest Sponsor: Judy Konos

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Date: 1/13/2016 12:54:00 AM
Hi Nette, Congratulations on your win. Luv ~LINDA ~
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Date: 1/10/2016 10:20:00 AM
My favorite so far, congratulations Nette!
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Date: 1/7/2016 2:02:00 AM
A very emotional piece.... Congrats for your top placement in the contest! ;-)
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Date: 1/6/2016 11:57:00 AM
Nette, Congratulations on your win, in Judy Konos Dad contest. Love **SKAT**
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Date: 1/6/2016 10:56:00 AM
Congratulations, Nette on your big win in Judy's contest. It's an inspirational and emotional poem that only a little girl needing a daddy's love, affection, care and protection could have felt such loving feelings. Thank you for your kind comments. I wish you all the best in this New Year! Love and Blessings, Andrew.
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Date: 1/6/2016 5:54:00 AM
Dads are like that only...... congrats on your great win...........
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Date: 1/6/2016 4:13:00 AM
He will always be holding you. Beautiful...
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Date: 1/6/2016 2:16:00 AM
A touching tribute to your father, Nette. A beautiful write. Congratulations on your win in the "tell us about your dad" contest. T.J
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Date: 1/5/2016 7:12:00 PM
We with wonderful Daddy's are so favored. congratulations on yours and your poem and win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 1/5/2016 3:09:00 PM
Thank you for being in my contest. Your dad sounds very very special and I am sorry you lost him at such a young age...I know it's difficult.....
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Date: 6/15/2014 3:39:00 PM
Brought tears to my eys, Nette. Such a wonderful bond between daughter and father. It can never be replaced with any other love. wonderful writing. bfn Hugs, Elaine
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Date: 6/12/2014 9:52:00 PM
Nettle, your poem touched my heart.. Tremendous write, congrats on your first place win!
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Date: 6/12/2014 9:18:00 PM
Very touching nette ... Congrad's on your winning verse. Light & Love
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Date: 6/11/2014 10:23:00 PM
Nette, , Congratulations, a wonderful and heartfelt win. Love ~LINDA
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Date: 6/10/2014 2:24:00 PM
Extremely emotional Nette ! A great tribute to dad ,, we just hv his memories and keep longing for his tender touch ! Congrats on great win !
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Date: 6/10/2014 9:26:00 AM
Just so beautiful as always nette ! Congratulations ! love, Deb
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Date: 6/9/2014 10:50:00 PM
Nicely done. congrats on the win, nette
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Date: 6/9/2014 8:40:00 PM
Beautiful write and great win! Congrats my friend!!!!
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Date: 6/9/2014 7:03:00 PM
A great tribute to you dad. Aren't we lucky to have had them? Love, Joyce
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Date: 4/2/2013 9:54:00 AM
Wow, Nette...this took me...
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Date: 1/20/2013 3:23:00 PM
Congratulations on winning with this Nette, yet sorry to hear of this sad event at 24years old hope you are well, Joe.
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Date: 11/10/2012 6:09:00 PM
Hi Nette, once again, enjoyed seeing you on Craig's winning list.. always~ pd
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Date: 11/9/2012 8:11:00 PM
This poem brought me to tears.....the last line of the 2nd stanza....oh wow.
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Date: 11/8/2012 7:54:00 PM
CONGRATS NETTE LUV ON AN EXCELLENT WRITE AS ALWAYS AND WORTHY WIN .. WE LOST POWER FOR 2 DAYS FROM SNOWSTORM AND STILL MANY PROBLEMS COMMENTING TO POETS ON PS BY ME .. SENT TPS A BARRAGE OF SM'S TO NO AVAIL .. STILL A MESS ..OH
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Date: 11/8/2012 3:01:00 PM
Congratulations on your winning poem in the "Loss" contest - / / Anne-Lise :)
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