GloPoWriMo: Day 10

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GloPoWriMo: Day 10

The Day 10 prompt was to write a poem that is a portrait of someone important to you inspired by I Knew a Woman by Theodore Roethke.  It didn’t need to focus so much on what a person looks (or looked) like, but what they are or were. This poem is about my Grandad.  Things he has said, things others have said about him and memories I have heard over the years.

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For Grandad, With Love

Outspoken
Typical Yorkshire
They said

Never apologised
Never regretted?

Everything you’ve done
Puts you where you are today
Nothing of what you have now
Would exist without yesterday

Swimming during summer
In rivers
Digging up buttercups
With a teaspoon
Putting apple pie
In a stew

Everything
No matter how small
Puts you where you are now

Outspoken?
Maybe
But true

Copyright, D M Day, 2017

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