Sunday, June 16, 2013

The father's eyes

i'm shy
as a turtle
under this shell, i'll  hide
from everyone, yet you always 

see me



I don't want to come out to play. Photo by Jenn Jilks



you held 
me in your hand,
there's a twinkle in your 
eyes:   pride, joy, a tinge of sadness - 

i'm awed 



                                                                  
                                                                                Tree frog. Photo by Jenn Jilks


Posted for:   Imaginary Garden for Real Toads - Hosted by Kay
and Poets United - Happy Father's Day ~

Poetry form:  cinquain

27 comments:

  1. smiles...i like tht second one...and i imagine though they may not say it at times, fathers feel that range of emotion...smiles...

    happy fathers day to the dads in your life...

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  2. This made me miss my Dad...who wasn't a man of many words, but his words were always well chosen and have lingered.

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  3. What a beautiful tribute to Father's Day :)

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  4. No matter how one tries to hide they always do get spotted

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  5. Yes agree with "OE" beautiful tribute - I loved the first - a father who really "sees" one is priceless ... I had one of those and he will always be with me :)

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  6. Each poem glows with the details from the poet's eye.

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  7. "yet you always see me".....awesome. I love these poems!

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  8. Beautifully done. Both were excellent.

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  9. Me too, awed. You capture two seconds in nature, smiles in the details, and I too see Dad's eyes and how much he doesn't say.

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  10. "pride, joy, a tinge of sadness -
    i'm awed"
    and I'm awed, too, Grace, at your heartfelt description in a minimum of words. Wonderful. Thank you.
    K

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  11. One of the amazing things about being a parent, Grace, is the way we can see inside our children. Indeed, they can't hide; what a privilege to be so close to them.

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  12. Wow well done loved the form also ...

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  13. This is beautiful Grace. Reminds me so much of my dad who knew me better than anyone I think.

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  14. Such deep meaning in your few words for each, written in lighthearted manner. I didn't have that father so actually tuned out the title of the first and missed the meaning until I read the comments. Am learning how to appreciate how others did have that love and not "screen" so as not to be reminded of mine. TMI. Anyways, more beautiful the second time around...priceless actually.

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  15. I love the frog one...It is always beautiful to be awed by the good someone else sees in us.

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  16. sweetness, Grace ~ have a good week ~ M

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  17. Love these Grace! Shows the unconditional love a Father has for his children.

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  18. Are a special bunch, most of them

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  19. What a delightful take on the prompt!

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