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Missing Teeth

Missing Teeth
                   Authored by Chuck Keys

a rainbow walked into my room
pretty enough to bloom
pink and purple with smiling missing 
teeth, happy as a butterfly cutely reminiscing

fulfilled deep brown eyes open wide sensitive
pensive and alert digesting the entirety of it all
innocently studying my face, yet with question
licking her lips, hungry in thought ...
reciprocal smiles signaling raceless acceptance 

blind to doubt, hate, and experience of time
wanting to thirst willing to trust without rage
demanding more giving more deserving more
she stands proud filled with sugary sweetness
youthfully contrasting my many years  

she calls me papa, i call her princess
missing teeth and all

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 10/16/2015 3:12:00 PM
Charming.
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Date: 11/10/2010 11:37:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry X3 making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Chuck. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/9/2010 7:29:00 PM
Congrats on making it through the first round of the Soup contest with three wonderful poems, Chuck! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 9/23/2010 10:28:00 PM
Chuck, Congratulations! On having your poem featured this week. A poem well deserved, keep the fascinating poetry coming" Nathan D.
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Date: 9/23/2010 11:41:00 AM
hello Chuck, CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful poem being featured this week. Enjoyed the selection of all the poetry on the front page. Have yourself a nice and wonderful day,..p.d.
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Date: 9/22/2010 10:44:00 AM
"Demanding more, giving more, deserving more" I shor do like this line mucho. Well, hell, the whole poem is great. Congrats on the selection. Dave
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Date: 9/21/2010 10:22:00 PM
Congratulations on your delightful poem featured on the Soup this week. Peace, Audrey
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Date: 9/21/2010 11:11:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week at PoetrySoup Chuck. Love, Carol
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Date: 9/19/2010 8:52:00 PM
Congrats Chuck on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great piece to share with us all. with luv..
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Date: 6/12/2010 3:58:00 PM
very sweet, Chuck, nice seeing you today. LUv, andrea
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Date: 5/19/2010 3:55:00 PM
s.m.) ok. read it again, enjoy the missing teeth and all. What a day,..p.d.
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Date: 5/19/2010 1:08:00 PM
Wonderful poetry Chuck, a joy to read. Thank you for your kind comment on my poem, much appreciated >> James
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Date: 5/14/2010 1:31:00 PM
A wonderful poem that most of us fathers can relate. The innocence of childhood is sadly so short lived, often all we have left is the memories. Our Princess leaves one stage and enters many transitional phases until she presents, now grandpa, with a new princess to reminisce once again. I love your poem, thanks for sharing and the trip down memory lane.
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Date: 5/4/2010 6:56:00 PM
The surprise ending has me smiling. Nice tribute to your daughter. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen
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Date: 5/3/2010 9:20:00 AM
Many congrats on your featured piece. Rgds Janette
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Date: 5/3/2010 4:10:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week at PoetrySoup. May you have many more features Chuck. Love, Carol
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Date: 4/27/2010 10:21:00 AM
Still so cute!!
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Date: 4/20/2010 1:07:00 PM
ooh la la, you can write!! this is so sweet and very fun to read. LUv, andrea
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Date: 4/20/2010 5:14:00 AM
I enjoyed reading the poetry you presented to us today Chuck. Thank you for sharing it. Love, Carol
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Date: 4/19/2010 2:58:00 PM
sounds lovely!! children are so sweet...sometimes. I miss those days. though my son is playing in the floor with a truck and toys right now...He is for entertainment purposes only, I tell him.
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Date: 4/19/2010 10:34:00 AM
liked this funny write, nice one
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Date: 4/19/2010 9:51:00 AM
It is free verse! and a good one too (a few comma's would help a bit LOL) but all and all a right fine free verse welcome to the soup!Light & Love
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