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The Love of a Gentle Man

There is a place where the land bows down to kiss the misty tide,
Where rolling waves bring memories of the place my heart resides.
There among the old fishing shacks that stretch along the shore,
I find the thing I’m longing for, in your sweet embrace once more.

We sit together on a weathered log I carve my initials on,
And as you mend the fishing net, I sing your favorite song,
“Oh Danny Boy”, falls on the wind and floats across the bay,
As you smile at me and melt my heart, with words you do not say.

Beneath a golden sun with the fish and the smell of wild flowers,
A little girl and her Grandpa, sit happily and while away the hours,
And when the sun dips in the bay, we put the mended nets away,
And hand-in-hand walk home again, to the end of a perfect day.


Author:  Elaine George

(In loving memory of Theodore Evans - My Grandfather)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2006

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Date: 7/29/2015 3:31:00 PM
Lovely. I can see it all.
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Date: 2/2/2013 3:52:00 PM
Hello Elaine, a beautiful blessings with your creative top featured poem of the week. Take care and have yourself an excellent day... I know I sure am. :-) or should I say I will at least try. Always~ & ~ Forever*LINDA
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Date: 1/28/2013 12:56:00 PM
A perfect day. I am sure your wonderful Grandfather would be pleased to hear these loving words. I very much enjoyed this poem and the talent you put into it.
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Date: 1/28/2013 11:04:00 AM
Beautiful stuff, Elaine. Congrats on the selection. love, daver
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Date: 7/20/2011 9:32:00 PM
Elaine, this is a rare gem -- an incredible combination of a vivid memory (you took me there as I read) with a beautiful lyrical sound and meter. Thanks.
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Date: 7/18/2011 6:24:00 AM
Congratulations Lainie in the contest of Brian Strand "A Free Choice" Love, Carol
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Date: 7/16/2011 1:47:00 PM
Always a fav memory to share with YOU. Congrad's on your win! Light & Love
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Date: 7/16/2011 1:46:00 PM
sure winner..swinging cheers to you for the amazing award!! :) huggs
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Date: 7/16/2011 11:38:00 AM
Congrats Lainie on another sweet success with this delicate touching write and win in the contest my friend.. beautiful memorable words..luv..
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Date: 7/16/2011 10:08:00 AM
So sweet this is. Congratulations belatedly on this one, Elaine. WEll deserved win.
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Date: 7/16/2011 8:07:00 AM
This is completely lovely. I never knew a grandpa. always thought I had missed out. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 9/24/2009 5:36:00 PM
Just lovely and just as great the second time around congrad's Light & Love
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Date: 9/22/2009 1:43:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in Constance's contest! I love the title of your poem. I think it totally complements the gentle spirit of your poem.
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Date: 9/21/2009 8:24:00 AM
Congrats on your success in Constance's contest Elaine.Rgds Brian
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Date: 9/20/2009 8:15:00 PM
Very nice tribute. Touching, loving, picturesque and peaceful. Congratulations on 3rd place!
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Date: 9/20/2009 1:43:00 PM
Congratulations on this winning poem, Elaine! ~ love, Carrie
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Date: 9/20/2009 1:37:00 PM
Elaine, congrats on your 3rd place win...Raul
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Date: 9/20/2009 12:41:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in Constance's contest Lainie. Love, Carol
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Date: 9/20/2009 11:42:00 AM
Elaine, I want to thank you for sharing this beautiful memory with me, for my contest. The Dusty Box of Memories. Congratulations on your third place win.
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