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Love ~ For My Father

Short Poem - 5/7/7 - 3rd Place

15 total reviews 
Comment from Aussie
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Good luck with your contest entry; this time of year doesn't help with the loss of loved ones. Your three lines expresses the deep love you feel for your father. His blood runs in your veins and when you look in the mirror you see him in yourself. XXK.

 Comment Written 03-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 04-Dec-2018
    K, Thank you for your thoughtful review on my short poem. Your comments are always much appreciated. ~DD
Comment from Janice Canerdy
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This moving, sincere piece makes effective use of every syllable
to convey an age-old theme: Long after our parents are gone,
we still "have" them through memories.

 Comment Written 03-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 04-Dec-2018
    Thank you for your thoughtful review on my short poem Janice. Your comments are much appreciated. ~DD
Comment from rspoet
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Hello DD,
A beautiful tribute poem to your father
Few people have the influence upon us
that our parents or grandparents have
You've expressed it very well in this wonderful poem
Good luck in the contest
RS

 Comment Written 03-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 04-Dec-2018
    Thank you Robert. I appreciate your thoughtful comments on my short poem. I loved my father very much. This short poem hardly begins to express my love but less is more in this case. ~DD
Comment from Pam (respa)
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-Very nice image, DD.
-The syllable count is good,
and the use of one
continuous thought is effective.
-I like the use of 'imprint' on
your 'heart and soul.'
-A very nice tribute to your dad.
-Thanks for sharing, and
good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 03-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 04-Dec-2018
    Thank you Pam for your thoughtful review. I appreciate your kind words and contest wishes. ~DD
reply by Pam (respa) on 04-Dec-2018
    You are very welcome, DD.
Comment from Irish Rain
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Wow...absolutely! I can so empathize with this, especially at Thanksgiving, my fathers favorite holiday. This is wonderful Miss Katherine, a beautiful tribute to your dad,
Blessings...

 Comment Written 01-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 02-Dec-2018
    Miss Katherine?
    Either way, thank you for the review and Happy Thanksgiving. ~DD
Comment from lyenochka
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Love your tribute to your father. He sounds like such a wonderful man. You are blessed to have such a father. Many of us struggle with the legacy of fathers who were too broken to show fatherly love well.

 Comment Written 01-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 03-Dec-2018
    Thank you Helen for your kind review on my short poem. This coming Boxing Day will be 12 months since his passing. The void is still very much there but my adolescent children make sure they fill party of it with their demands. ~DD
Comment from Pantygynt
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A lovely way of expressing love. I often think that these severely restricted syllabic poems are actually trainig exercises for future work. They do exercise one in the art of verbal economy. The secret is to be able to lift that skill and use it in longer poems.

 Comment Written 01-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 03-Dec-2018
    Thank you Pantygynt for your thoughtful review on my short poem. To be honest, you may have noticed that I haven't written many pieces that go beyond three lines this year. This Boxing Day marks the 12 months since my dad's passing and I have not been able to write much since then he left. By keeping the fuel for poetry in some kind of flow I have been inclined to just write the 'short stuff'. I sure hope I will gain some kind of skill in doing so to use it in longer poems, as you say. ~DD
reply by Pantygynt on 03-Dec-2018
    They do say that in your situation the first year is the worst so here is hoping you will find next year easier, though I fear Christmas will tend to be sad time in future. I hope you find you time with the short stuff will be beneficial.
reply by the author on 03-Dec-2018
    Thank you Pantygynt for your words of encouragement. I do appreciate it. ~DD
Comment from BeasPeas
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A wonderful three-line poem in memory of your dad. Little girls (boys, too) look up to and need a dad who does leave an imprint on their heart. Let's us know that there ARE good guys out there. Much luck in the contest with this fine entry. Marilyn

 Comment Written 01-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 03-Dec-2018
    Thank you Marilyn for your supportive review on my short poem. Your comments are always appreciated. ~DD
Comment from Sugarray77
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What a lovely sentiment to share for the 3 Line prompt contest. I would mention, DD, that the font is very small and it is hard on the eyes. Perhaps, if you enlarged the font, it might be easier read. All the best,

Melissa

 Comment Written 01-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 03-Dec-2018
    Thank you Melissa for your thoughtful review on my short poem. I have made the font bold so that it is easier to read. I appreciate your comments. ~DD
Comment from sandramitchell
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Mine too, my friend, and my mum. This is such a touching, heartfelt poem, my friend. It's one that really evokes memories, smiles and tears. This is a lovely contest entry, I wish you lots of good luck in it. :)) Sandra xx

 Comment Written 01-Dec-2018


reply by the author on 03-Dec-2018
    Thank you Sandra. I appreciate your kind and thoughtful review. Thank you also for the contest wishes. Blessing to you. ~DD