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To Oscar on His 6th Birthday

It is no small mercy, no small ransom,
  no trifling importance favoured on me.
You are a child in time whose time has come,
  and I love you, Little Man, desperately!
For I am cheerful in hope and all things
  that the bright stars are yours to noble aim,
and guide you to the Valley of the Kings
  or ghost ship treasure on the Spanish Main.
Let adventure and crossing fill your days
  and may God watch over you to your grave!
So learn well beginning in youthful gaze
  that time is your master and not your slave.
You are to me by a nature so great
living proof good things come to those who wait.



                    March 2006

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Date: 2/18/2016 9:58:00 AM
To let a child know how much they are loved is such a blessing. Congratulations n this wonderful winnng poem Keith. I loved this one! #7
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/18/2016 4:48:00 PM
Thanks so much, Connie. Glad you liked it!
Date: 2/17/2016 11:09:00 PM
Congrats on ur superb winning write Keith.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/17/2016 11:32:00 PM
Appreciate it, doc. All the best!
Date: 2/17/2016 8:16:00 PM
Ahhhh! This one got me. Congratulations on your win! Excellent.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/17/2016 8:38:00 PM
Ahhhh!...thanks Susan. Excellent critique!
Date: 2/17/2016 5:50:00 PM
This deserved much higher placement IMO, Keith. Romantic love is certainly not the only kind. Well constructed and thought out. Cheers, Roy
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/17/2016 5:55:00 PM
Thanks for stopping by, Roy. I write one for the little scoundrel every year. The next one is fast approaching.
Date: 2/17/2016 1:21:00 PM
Hi Keith, just dropping by with congratulations on your placement in Skat's contest....Vlad
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 2/17/2016 5:06:00 PM
Thank you Vlad. Appreciate it!
Date: 2/17/2016 10:25:00 AM
keith, congrats on your wonderful love poem. Thanks for Supporting a Skat Contest, while she is away. Love LINDA
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Date: 2/17/2016 8:45:00 AM
Keith, thank you for the support. :) SK
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Date: 4/9/2015 9:51:00 PM
this is really nice. By the way, I am seeing a bunch of your poems today because Rob told me you were one of his favorite poets. I think you are good too!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 4/10/2015 3:50:00 AM
Thanks for stopping by Andrea. I appreciate it very much. Tell Rob I am very thankful for his support as well. Cheers!