On The Road TO Bag of Dad!

DuitByJamesStarred Page By DuitByJames, 14th Nov 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Personal journey to the past and back to the present. Dealing with unresolved issues. What is truth? Accepting the truth about myself. Accepting the truth about others. What have I learned? Chaos is a result of free choice which defines harmony and truth. We are all responsible for our own harvest.

Looking Back

Green grass, white arbor, concord grapes.
Dad is standing, holding and tending.
Vines, lines and large leaves.
Green grass, me barefoot, following dad.
Dad is watering, pruning and feeding.
Roses thorny stems and leaves.

The grass and mud slips between my toes
as I follow dad wherever he goes
I touch and feel everything
looking close to see the colors
listening for any new sound
chewing and tasting all Iv'e found.

Learning

Looking at clover with white stringy puffs.
Pulling on leaves of dandelions
to watch the milk run out.
Picking flat yellow buttons that are sweet
but make me sneeze.
The worms are too fast,
they dart back in their holes.
I crawl to keep up
but dad is too fast for me.
Time to stand and walk,
I'm stepping on flowers, ow!
I've been stung by a bee!
Now I'm crying and dad comes to see.
He picks up the bee by the wings and shows me it's dead.
Pointing at the stinger in my foot,
he says they don't bite with their head.
Be careful.
Don't put your feet on bees
and be sure not to smash them with knees.
A little dab of mud made my foot feel good.

Teaching

Look at dad
look at me
look at you, my children.
Read this and remember
when you saw the meaning.
There is always someone watching
and looking for direction.
The choices you make when they're young
will be a strong connection.
Be the parent, sibling and friend.
Keep talking and sharing to the end.
They'll be here when you are gone.
It's up to you, to make them strong.
Share the knowledge you've been granted.
They are seeds when you are planted.

The Harvest

There is so much to be gained by sharing. It is also important to take care of our selves for the same reason. The past and the present can often seam faded or too much to deal with. Share your needs as well as your blessings. I wish you all the best when you celebrate your harvest. I thank my Dad for the bag of wisdom he gave me.
Joseph E McFarlin Born March 7th, 1928 Died October 26th, 2012.

Credits

Copyright Protected 11-30-2012 by: James A McFarlin Author: DuitByJames
Proof read by: Judith L McFarlin Edited by: Amber S Mayfield
Photographs by: James A McFarlin
If you think you have something to share, I invite you to try write here at; http://www.wikinut.com/in/tlhpgj/
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Tags

Bag, Choices In Life, Dad, Grapes On The Vine, Harmony, Harvest Of Friends, Journey, Past, Present, Responsibility, Responsibility Of Family Members, Truth, Truth Of Life

Meet the author

author avatar DuitByJames
Cheerful craftsman that enjoys remodeling, new technology,
quality time in the out doors. Married with children and grandchildren.
Now working as skilled tradesman on assignment.

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author avatar DuitByJames
17th Nov 2012 (#)

Thank You Steve for you quick moderation.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
18th Nov 2012 (#)

A very touching and meaningful share, thanks James. May your ever loving dad's Soul Rest in Peace. Sharing our knowledge and experience is more useful than material riches - siva

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author avatar DuitByJames
18th Nov 2012 (#)

Thank You Siva, and may your blessings match your giving.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
18th Nov 2012 (#)

such a beautiful share James..I walked with you and my Dad too...thank you
a wonderful dedication this is...

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author avatar DuitByJames
18th Nov 2012 (#)

Thank You cnwriter, it seams as parts of the memory fade the true value of lessons learned, become clear. My wish for you is a bountiful harvest for your giving this season.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
28th Nov 2012 (#)

back to you ducks! with love

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author avatar Teila
20th Nov 2012 (#)

Very nicely done! Welcome to 'Wikinut' !!!!

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author avatar DuitByJames
20th Nov 2012 (#)

Thank You Teila, it has been great, there are many helpful and friendly authors here.

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author avatar mistyleaf
20th Nov 2012 (#)

Lovely Poem! I like it. Thanks for the share.

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author avatar DuitByJames
20th Nov 2012 (#)

Thank You mistyleaf.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
20th Nov 2012 (#)

Ditto Sivaji. And I liked it too. Thank you Duit...

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author avatar DuitByJames
20th Nov 2012 (#)

Thank You Rezaul, I am finding we are like minded in many things. I have started reading your articles too.

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author avatar themadtyper
20th Nov 2012 (#)

tahts a very very good peace you are inspirational sir thanks and keep writing!

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author avatar DuitByJames
20th Nov 2012 (#)

Thank You themadtyper, welcome to whikinut. I will read you too.

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author avatar LOVERME
20th Nov 2012 (#)

you are more than what you are
a star
born star…
in poetry the moderators
never or rarely give one
you all hearts have won
and I still live in hope
someday some moody moderator
shall come by my way,
to say Loverme
how come so long
barren you did stay

my inner feelings for your dad
I know how one feels
when one loses a dad ...
I lost mine decades since…


tribute to your dad
by
Loverme...

Joseph E McFarlin Born March 7th, 1928 Died October 26th, 2012.

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author avatar DuitByJames
20th Nov 2012 (#)

Thank You so much. I have seen when you speak to someone with a purpose in mind to share your direction it makes a connection. You are gifted with a verse of reason, with or without the rhyme it flows with rhythm and time. This is how I feel about your poetry, and would love some pictures to help me see; this poetry from LOVERME. Have a HAPPY THANKS GIVING!

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