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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: January 23, 2020      Views: 54

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"Pappa's Pipe" by Sugarray77
Tugging at the edges
of my mind are
fond memories
of a little girl
leaning against
an old man's
strong knees.

His twinkling eyes
looked down on me as
pipe smoke curled
in wreaths around his head.

"I want to ride Pap, I want to ride."

Although he had worked all day,
although he wore steel-toed boots,
Pap would sit this toddler girl
on his foot and gently
bounce me over and over, singing....

"Galloping, galloping over hills,
to give my bonny lass a thrill."

The colorful collage 
of my young life
is underscored by
cadences and rhythms
of an old man's songs and
the comforting, mellow scent
of his applewood tobacco.



Author Notes
Based on a true story from my young years.

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