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My Grandpa was inimitable… uncommon. He could make a story out of a passing wind and have me crying, giggling like an imp-- this God-given knack could spin yarns of myth that even my siblings rasp with bulging eyes , mouths wide as a crater, entranced from delicate plots soaked in mystery. Every trail was one step away from anticipation, but a story was a story, the larger the better… how could a pirate turn into a lizard or a starlight emerge as a queen? It didn’t matter what the tale was about, for between, “And then” and “Later on,” my gasp was sucked deep into another world beyond my own knowing. Oh Gramps would pull out his violin while we both serenaded the clouds, unmindful of Granny’s holler from the kitchen. Somehow, no one had the power to wheel us back to reality – not yet: Not until he passed on in his sleep at 68--- my young adult-heart ravaged, minced. I wipe these vintage books he left for me, a scent of faint cigar drifting among earmarks which likely mesmerized, invigorated those he entertained around his theater-stage… and I , a dear audience, was the special one of all. Broken Wing’s Contest: Old jewelry or Just old things, or Old, Old Poems 10/31/2016

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Date: 11/26/2016 9:38:00 AM
I am always a bit breathless after visiting your poem closet. This morning, reading this, is no exception. In my mind, I catch a glimpse of how (or why?) you became the writer you are. I feel as if I've been sitting at the knee of a master story teller. Huggeroonies ~ john
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Date: 11/7/2016 9:03:00 PM
Marvellous write, Nette, congratulations on your win Hugs Eve
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Date: 11/7/2016 5:48:00 PM
Nette, congratulations on your win in my contest with this beautifully penned poem, I love the image too ~
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Date: 11/7/2016 7:45:00 AM
Hi Nette, This is a beautiful poem about your dear grandpa. The stories that he told will live on forever in your heart. Congratulations on your 1st place win. It was well deserved: -) Alexis
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Date: 11/7/2016 3:42:00 AM
Grandpa is smiling from heaven ! I wished your poem would continue! Congrats on the finest win-as usual! Love, Balveen
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Date: 11/6/2016 7:58:00 PM
this is so wonderful , Nette What a fine tribute to your grandpa. God bless his soul
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Date: 11/6/2016 6:08:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats Nette:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/6/2016 11:15:00 AM
Yeah paints a lovely picture congrats on your win treasured memorys stephen
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Date: 11/6/2016 10:45:00 AM
Nette, hats off to your grand placement of your poem, 'Vintage Books.' All your words painted a loving picture of your Gramps. He passed away before his time. Sorry to hear it. Hugs to you, my friend, Sonia.
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Date: 11/6/2016 10:26:00 AM
So touching, congrats on top spot. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 11/4/2016 12:21:00 AM
Nette this is so heartfelt and beautiful, I think all can relate, but you have expressed this so well, it fills one with melancholy, both happiness at the memories and sadness at the loss. Hugs!
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Date: 11/3/2016 8:06:00 AM
Sitting here in tears some joyful, some longing with an edge of sadness. Love the photograph. Adding this amazing write to my faves.
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Date: 11/3/2016 7:30:00 AM
You are no less a story teller, Nette:) your grandpa's given you the best gift:) this is got to be a winner:)
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Date: 11/2/2016 4:34:00 AM
Beautiful entry dear poet, likewise the fond all too familiar with yours truly! Have a beautiful day Nette... much love, james
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Date: 11/1/2016 11:47:00 AM
Warm and nostalgic, I can almost smell the faint cigar smoke, really charmed Nette.
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Date: 11/1/2016 5:39:00 AM
Nostalgic writing that warms the soul with dear images of the past that cannot be replaced! A masterpiece of a writing my friend, nette! A seven!
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Date: 11/1/2016 5:01:00 AM
When our close dear ones passes away their sweet memories often hangs touching our heart and leaving a faint soothing smell which takes back in the wonderful world of those dear ones who actually never goes out from our heart. You have outmatched this beauty in this great write dear friend Nette. A 7+ for brilliantly composed poem. Love and best wishes always....Ravindra K Kapoor
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Date: 11/1/2016 4:37:00 AM
I'm with Jan. Simply a lovely story of fond memories. What a blessing that was for you, nette. Splendid write!
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Date: 11/1/2016 4:20:00 AM
What a beautiful nostalgic write nette I an visualise the scenes so vividly! Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/1/2016 3:00:00 AM
Beautiful Nette. This brings back fond memories of one's own Grandpa. Wonderful stories of gentle, tender moments spent listening and learning. Great stuff. A seven from me. God Bless, JB
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