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The red wheelbarrow

The old red wheelbarrow is still standing there
right next to my Grandfather’s fixed rocking chair.
Though neither has moved in a good many years
their presence revives former  laughter and tears.

As children, my Grandfather placed us inside
the bright red wheelbarrow and off we would ride.
Down rough country tracks to the orchard we’d go
returning with plentiful apples in tow.

I once asked my Grandfather why it was red,
‘That was your Gran's favourite colour’ he said.
And red were the roses he laid by the side
of the grave where he mourned for his beautiful bride.

When Grandfather died, I just hadn't the heart
to cast on the scrap heap his rusty red cart.
And so by his rocking chair it shall remain
to take me on journeys down memory lane.




06/08/18

For Your Poetry Journal 	Dear Heart a.k.a. Broken Wings

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 2/9/2019 4:16:00 PM
I absolutely adore this poem Wendy!! One of my faves!, Blessings to you, Susan
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Date: 1/27/2019 6:25:00 AM
I love this poem!
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Date: 9/3/2018 7:37:00 AM
A heartfelt depiction..congrats, Wendy for the #1 spot on the best poem list.
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Date: 8/31/2018 3:30:00 PM
Beautiful tender penning Wendy, xomo!
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Date: 8/31/2018 1:39:00 PM
I just love this Wendy.It is so touching and memorable. I would like it for a favourite please.
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Date: 8/31/2018 12:56:00 PM
wow I can see why you are #1... congratulations! This melted my heart thank you
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Date: 8/31/2018 2:44:00 AM
Very beautiful Wendy - how you’ve poured all that live for your grandfather (and grandmother) into that wheelbarrow. A very touching read.
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Date: 8/30/2018 1:47:00 PM
You painted a lovely picture for my eyes. Thank you!
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Date: 8/27/2018 7:25:00 PM
This is the first poem of yours I have read, and I love it, so I'll read some more.
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Date: 8/27/2018 4:39:00 AM
Beautiful tribute and imagery.
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Date: 8/26/2018 10:58:00 AM
Beautiful rhyme, flow and spirit running over with emotion that touched my heart and launched my own grandparent-memories. Sweet and deep, this poem is the complete package and a true gem. All the best ... CayCay
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Date: 8/26/2018 9:45:00 AM
Back again to congratulate you again on your win again.
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Date: 8/26/2018 7:19:00 AM
Beautifully poignant and heartfelt, Wendy, and woven into a fine tapestry of love and memory ... I have so many wonderful memories of my grandparents, and it brought many back ... THAT is what poetry is about - emotion, (in my humble opinion). Congratulations on your win - well-deserved! Blessings, my friend! :-) <3
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Date: 8/23/2018 7:07:00 PM
A wonderful journey! Thanks for letting us share it! Congrats!
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Date: 8/23/2018 5:12:00 PM
Great poem Wendy, congrats on a great win!
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Date: 8/23/2018 11:48:00 AM
Absolutely beautiful, Wendy! CONGRATS on your win! Janice
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Date: 8/12/2018 7:44:00 PM
Back to congratulate you for your win again. Well done! :)
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/13/2018 12:27:00 AM
Thank you so much for your continued encouragement, Susan.
Date: 8/12/2018 7:43:00 PM
Fantastic imagery, Wendy, congratulations on an excellent win! Hugs Eve
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/13/2018 12:28:00 AM
That's very kind of you. I'm enjoying finding my creative streak!
Date: 8/12/2018 10:04:00 AM
Oh, I just cried when I read this poem :( Reminded me of my grandparents. Loved it. Well done Wendy!
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/13/2018 12:29:00 AM
How sweet of you! It's happened to me too on a few occasions on this forum.
Date: 8/11/2018 10:32:00 PM
Back with congrats on your win in the contest with this touching write. Wonderful! ~ Gershon
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/13/2018 12:31:00 AM
Thank you, Gershon. Much of the content was true and I have very fond memories of my grandparents.
Date: 8/11/2018 9:05:00 PM
Very touching, Wendy. A beautiful tribute. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/13/2018 12:32:00 AM
Thank you for such encouraging remarks, Line.
Date: 8/11/2018 6:13:00 PM
Congrats. Sara
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/13/2018 12:32:00 AM
Very kind of you, Sara.
Date: 8/9/2018 10:00:00 PM
Touching and tender. So poignant. This has just the right feel. A heartfelt tribute to BOTH the wheelbarrow and your grandpa. A fave for me, absolutely. Best always, Gershon
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Date: 8/9/2018 2:35:00 PM
Wendy congratulations on your win in my contest with this emotional write. It reminded me of my grandpa so much ~
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/13/2018 12:33:00 AM
I'm honoured! I too have very fond memories of my grandparents.
Date: 8/8/2018 11:31:00 PM
Congratulations on your #1 win. Enjoyed.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 8/13/2018 12:34:00 AM
Thanks for being such an encouragement on this site, susan.
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