Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Strawberry Juice



The Morgue File



love is a slice of something sweet
that dribbles down your chin
strawberry juice
sluicing onto pinafore white
as you held me on your lap
and smiled

brilliantine hair
in sunlight

your smile
etching lines of forever

eyes still see you
the lines, a road map
home



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015

For my Papa, without whom I would have been lost. Posted for Poets United



25 comments:

  1. A road map and a sweet one at that--a wonderful definition for a father!

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  2. "The lines a road map home." That says it perfectly..........the security of having a father who is your home in the world. Beautiful, Audrey.

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  3. Such a heartwarming piece Audrey! Beautifully penned :D

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  4. A natural road-map of a guide. It can be read easily by one who already has a relationship! Very true Audrey!

    Hank

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  5. Your last lines are very moving...your lines ,a road map home. Lovely !

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  6. First, I love strawberries. And that makes for a cute scene upfront, being helf by him as you eat it. I also like the personal touch of the briliantine hair. Makes him easy to see.

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  7. love is all sweetness especially a father's who is "...a road map / home"...beautiful Audrey...

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  8. "A road map home", the trust of a child with their father, how sweet your words were.

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  9. Yes, love is dribble and sweet and that's why it's wonderful. Lovely tribute.

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  10. Home is where the people who love you are...what a beautiful poem...

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  11. Great poem, love the simple memory you shared.

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  12. Audrey,

    Love is knowing that look of love and familiarity in the face of a parent. The recognition of a shared heart..
    Eileen

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  13. You know, what I know about poetry would fill a thimble, but I know I love yours, so that's all that counts, right? :)

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  14. Awwwiii....I love this :-) So beautifully penned!!

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  15. 'Thats a good' article, i usually amazed with' this thing, i asked myself about this opinion, I wish You'll a better articles that can make another people impressive..don't make the article feel rigit and isn't interesting and poor, i like to read this' article and i think this is "good".thank you' m'y brother.

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  16. Beautiful! Love makes for wonderful poetry. ;-)

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  17. the lines, a road map home.... just wonderful

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  18. So rich in sensory details, Audrey. A beautiful write, indeed. :)

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  19. Wonderful homage to your Papa. A smile in the face of a juice mess - says it all. Lovely.

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  20. A road map home...I love this Audrey ~

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  21. I like that you chose to portray your dad through this very simple and intimate, yet very vivid scene, Audrey. It is a most beautiful homage.

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  22. love and strawberry juice - there are def. parallels - what a beautiful tribute to your dad audrey...

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  23. Really interesting read and lovely photo!

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