Living Proof

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Living Proof

I stand alone thinking about my uncle,

His laughter is gone, and with me no longer.

 

I look to find what used to just be

an item, but not it is a memory

and now I have it.

 

The pocket watched he'd carry,

the steam train etched in

with the glory of perfection.

Metal gleaming bright,

I slip it in my pocket

and I feel him close to me once more.

This is what he wanted from me

so I would never forget him.

 

After showing it to me each day

he'd tell me time

is always yours.

So as this watch is with me

in my pocket and heart forever

so shall his legacy.

 

So now I know...

this is living proof.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EyemMatt commented on Living Proof

08-09-2012

Another outstanding poem. And another poem about family. Thank you for sharing and please keep writing. You have a very bright future ahead of you if you choose to persue it as a career. Thank you again.

sk8erpoet

08/10/2012

Thank you very much.

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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