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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Drip (04/25/13)

TITLE: A Lifetime
By Kim Norton
04/26/13


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His first cries, a swaddle, warm bath, lots of hugs,
Toy trains, crashing cars, a frog, many bugs.
Toddling feet growing more every day,
Drippy nose, worms with dirt, rough housing play.

Fishing and camping and learning a sport,
Scraped knees dripping blood, knocks on the court.
Learning to drive, his first date, and first kiss.
Prom and then college, the future is his.

Parties and football, late nights with friends,
Drafted to service, real life now begins.
Overseas travels, a war sent to fight,
His soul drips with pride, he fought for the right.

A car, and a job, many friends and a house,
Strong, loving hands hold his dear spouse.
Sweat drips from his brow, working hard every day,
The joy that he feels to watch his kids play.

Says goodbye to his wife, eyes drip, flow with tears,
Time passed so quickly, many memories so dear.
Hands wrinkled with ages of work, love, and pain,
If he could do it all over, he'd do it the same.


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lynn gipson 05/04/13
Made me smile and brought tears to my eyes at the same time. Beautiful poem of the life of a man, a good man. Excellent!
Grace Merkey 05/04/13
Very good, and true.
Cinda Carter05/06/13
Your poem is beautiful it brought tears to my eyes while you took us through each step of his life. He must of been a wonderful man. Very well done!
Olawale Ogunsola05/09/13
What a 'short' but powerful poem! Congratulations for placing second in level one!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/09/13
Oh I love how you really let me connect with the MC in such a powerful way. And to do it from beginning to end in verse yet. Amazing. Congratulations on your ribbon and for ranking 13th overall! (So close to that EC! Keep at it and you will reach it in no time:))