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Dad's Toolbox....

Saturday, January 07, 2012

My Dad's Toolbox
Is a lot like him....sturdy.
Been through a lot.
Made for hard work.
Held more inside, than you ever guess...
Sometimes, he would ask me to pass
him a tool, and I would know what he knew....
How it felt to set things right,
To make things better....to care.
Over the years, my dad's toolbox
has gotten heavy...heavy with memories.
Shiny. Time worn.
Each perfect in its own way...
Memories of things set right,
of a world where two hands
And a good heart
STILL make a difference.

I Miss you so much!!!!!
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    What a beautiful tribute to your dad!!! I miss my dad even after 32 1/2 years...seems like just yesterday! He is only a thought away!!!
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    2495 days ago
  • KIMMIE124
    I love this poem. I find it both clear and concrete. It has warmth and depth. Good job! emoticon
    2497 days ago
  • _KATHY
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    2508 days ago
    We never, ever stop missing them. But, every time I open the tool drawer in the kitchen and see what used to be his, I pause for just a moment, reach out and hold the hammer handle or cream cheese box with the screws for a minute before I turn to the tape measure that I was looking for in the first place. They are with us always, and they return to mind at the oddest times. However, each and every time they return....it is welcomed. Keep that toolbox handy where you can reach out and touch it often.
    2508 days ago
    Keep the memories alive. I still miss my dad after 21 years and my mom after 5.
    2508 days ago
    Annie that is beautiful, what a lovely memory to hold. hugs, di
    2509 days ago
    Annie....I don't even know what to say. I'm just speechless. I had no idea you were a poet.. And SUCH a poem!! It brought tears to my eyes. Absolutely beautiful.
    Our dads will never be gone because we keep their memories alive.

    love you, Annie
    2509 days ago
    Lovely tribute!
    2509 days ago
  • SAMI199
    2509 days ago
    Hi Annie !! Just loved this poem...
    Such a lovely tribute to your dad!.
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    2509 days ago
  • no profile photo NANASPAGE
    Love this poem, I miss my Dad to :(

    I also added you as a friend, love your quilts! Your quite talented.!
    2509 days ago
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