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From a few years ago. My daughter still spends most weekends with me. Just playing with vowel sounds, etc.

This is for Jacqueline
Father's play
Little girl back again
on her days
Whisper girl have you been
far away?
Is the world lacking in
Living your labyrinth
ball in play
Liquid girl crackling
Riffling into my
heart to stay

johnlovejr at hotmail dot com

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The following comments are for "Father's Play"
by Flonigus

"Living your labyrinth"
love the lyrical lilt of this, has a playful, whimsical cadence to it, kind of like a Pink Floyd lyric… or I could be imagining that because now I have See Emily Play on my brain…

regardless, beautiful musical poem, this. glad to read you again.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: August 5, 2008 )

To Syd

Now that I think of it, you remind me a little of Syd Barrett (if he could write like you), or, the band's work, as a whole.

I see what you mean, though, with some of the same rhymes repeated in the Pink Floyd song.

Thank you for the kind words.

~ John

( Posted by: Flonigus [Member] On: August 5, 2008 )

Father's Play

A great sense of pride in this particular writing I think. And the figurative language used to express such feeling, certainly combines to make its mark.....


( Posted by: colinbaker62 [Member] On: August 6, 2008 )

John's Play


( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: August 6, 2008 )

Thx for Colin, Pen, & Bobby
Colin & Pen,

I am amazed by both my kids, 11 and 23.

Being a parent brings many things; new dimensions to thoughts of mortality and resposibility being among the top challenges, for me.

Bobby, thank you, and all, for your reading and comments.

~ John

( Posted by: Flonigus [Member] On: August 6, 2008 )

Thanks to windchime
Thank you, Lucie, for the wonderful comment; itself a poem.

Nice to see you.

~ John

( Posted by: Flonigus [Member] On: August 9, 2008 )

Fairplay and parenting

Yes, I am a grandparent, too. And my son will have to take whatever I taught him about parenting as it was.

Given the twelve year gap between them, my daughter is having a much different experience. I am a different parent, now.

Thank you for stopping by.

~ John

( Posted by: Flonigus [Member] On: August 9, 2008 )

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