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ODE TO AN OLD FATHER

Sharing Stories

“ODE TO AN OLD FATHER”

(On visiting my father’s grave in spirit.)

Goodbye, old soul, ole high heart

that “song and danced” at the world’s hardships,

sidestepped the great locomotives of early 20th century

convention,

that smiled at insults and to them gave

great Zircon deals for their lost pay.

Goodbye, old soul, that’ll never never go away!

WS Fisher lives in West Seattle, Washington

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