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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:41 pm 
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This is a poem that I can see Elvis in each time I read it. Our son wrote it in 1993 and it was published in the college Patterns book. I wonder if Lisa has thought about her dad from the view of this author when she weighs the total of her dad's life for herself???? I wonder if she does any of the "what ifs" of this author when considering her dad and herself now???

Watching You

I used to be young one time,
When peering through wooden slats,
And tiny eyes,
Admist the broken toys,
And torn blankets that were my world.

I can still see your expressions,
From my first uncaring perspective,
Or at least an unkowing one,
And I still wonder if you laughed or cried.
Before you slept.

I got older then and tall enough to
See the worn expression life etched upon your face,
And now I understand and care,
I wish I didn't though and sometimes,
I still play with my broken toys.

Still growing always growing,
Perceptions change and I long again
To see you through my tiny eyes,
So I wouldn't know....
Instead of the ones I see you through now,
But I can't, so I stare and I think,
And I wonder....

How the worn expressions got there, and why now when the crack-ed shards of glass catch my life,
Now that I've grown, how those same etchings are carved on mine, Around my tired eyes?

And then when wondering again, whether
You laughed or cried,
You slept after saying goodnight,
And I could see and understand,

And sleep too....

And dream about being young one time,
And playing with my broken toys.

posted with permission by
J. Radike



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:43 pm 
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me too.....................
It seems fitting that our Jeff wrote this with the deep reflection he utilizes when writing his poems. Our son is the father of our beautiful Gavin and Hayden and there are now going to be times that he pulls this poem back out as the boys grow from one stage to another,
I hope that Lisa did wonder and did ask questions and that she is still asking and wondering about the life of her father--the beauty, the joy, the pure hearted man that he was to all of us is quite enough for her to use to "see" the pain and the struggles he experienced and also the precious love that he enjoyed from so many people on earth and the inspiration that he continues to give and in that, how he still draws some to the One above. Much for a daughter to reflect on each day when she takes time to think about the feel of his hand in hers, the voice that whispered how much he loved her and the heart that held her so very, very close each minute that he lived, once she was sent to him to love.



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