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I Said Good-bye to Dad Today

                                    <  I walked proudly holding my 
                                      daddy’s big hand. Little steps
                                      hurrying to keep up with his
                                                 confident steps.
                                           I said good-bye today.
                                           Stiff, defiant shoulders
                                       squared against dad’s authority.
                                         I’m almost an adult my every
                                           step announced. I’m ready
                                               to be out on my own.
                                                I said good-by today.
                                          My shoulders sag and groan
                                       beneath the weight of responsibility.
                                         Dad’s voice just a phone call away.
                                           His laughter lifts the weight so I
                                               can laugh one more time.
                                         I said a final good-by to my daddy today.>

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 3/10/2016 11:28:00 AM
nice to see this one again, KImberly. LINDA
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Date: 5/20/2015 9:38:00 PM
Hi Kimberly.. powerful, well constructed write, my friend. Welcome to Poetry Soup, a great place to display your creative, artist works. It's also an ideal place to meet and be shaped by other poets. Comment on their works and they will comment on yours. Give any of the varied contest a try as well. I look forward to reading more good writes this month! Please take time to check me out, ok... PS.. If you have any questions about the Soup feel free to ask, just send me a Soup Mail. Talk soon!
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Kimberly Allard02
Date: 5/22/2015 7:25:00 AM
Hello, thanks for taking the time to not only read but leave a comment on my poem. Glad to have found a friend here on Poetry Soup. I appreciate the offer of help. I will take you up on your offer as I learn how to navigate on this website.
Date: 5/17/2015 12:07:00 PM
- Congratulations on your first poems here at P-Soup - A pleasure to welcome you, Kimberly :) - Hope you will find this page interesting and post many more thoughts and words in the future - Good luck :) - // Anne-Lise
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Kimberly Allard02
Date: 5/17/2015 6:18:00 PM
Thank-you. I stopped writing poetry years ago. With the passing of my dad I felt the need to express my feelings once more. PoetrySoup is interesting. I think I'll start writing once more.
Date: 5/16/2015 2:42:00 PM
Kimberly, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you have fun with this wonderful community. You'll find many friendly poets who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I will enjoy following you and your poetry when you are ready :) We are Lucky To Have you. Enjoy Poetry Soup:) Your New Poet Friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 5/16/2015 1:50:00 PM
Kimberly this is beautifully penned and very moving:-( Hugs Jan xx 7 xx
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Date: 5/16/2015 12:22:00 PM
This is cute and wonderful.. Its nice to know you are grown and have matured to independence and self responsibility. Well come to poetry soup and I hope to read more of such magnificient pieces
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Date: 5/16/2015 10:48:00 AM
A sad and moving poem Kimberly, Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will get much delight in reading and in time become familiar with your verse. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT
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