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Shades of Life

Extended family, children play 
as sunbeams fall all slanted,
‘round a wooden table in the shade 
of a tree great-grandpa planted.
I like to think he smiled back then,
with sweaty brow, and handsome grin.
Old and wise – I’m sure he knew, 
in time his tree would block the view.
I wonder if he thought about,
his family tree - with branches out?
The bonds of blood were strong and grew.
So has the shade he never knew…

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Date: 4/25/2014 9:27:00 PM
WOW. this simple poem is SO profound One of the best I have seen tonight and I am just getting ready to put this baby to bed. FAVE for this one.
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Cole Banner
Date: 4/26/2014 7:55:00 AM
That's high praise. You're an awesome poet yourself. Thank you....
Date: 4/7/2014 7:11:00 PM
:) PD
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Date: 3/22/2014 7:23:00 AM
- Nice to read your "Latest Poem" in the contest sponsored by: Leonora Galinta :) - CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN, COLE ! - Will also wish you an enjoyable weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Cole Banner
Date: 3/23/2014 7:45:00 AM
Thank you!
Date: 3/22/2014 7:09:00 AM
Lovely poem. congrats on win. // paul
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Cole Banner
Date: 3/23/2014 7:48:00 AM
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it...
Date: 3/22/2014 6:46:00 AM
Congratulations on the fine win for your latest poem, cole
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Cole Banner
Date: 3/23/2014 7:48:00 AM
Thank you so much...
Date: 3/22/2014 5:59:00 AM
Congratulations on this great write and win my dear friend Cole. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your precious gem. Thank u so much for sharing and your loving support in my contest. Big warm hugs! Love lots, Leonora
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Cole Banner
Date: 3/23/2014 7:49:00 AM
Thank you Leonora...