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Handing On

by Zettel 

Posted: 22 September 2013
Word Count: 19
Summary: Hardly a poem

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Handing On

Our children's task is to surpass us

Ours to love them for it

Mine have

I do

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Bazz at 20:39 on 24 September 2013  Report this post
Hi Zettel, I think this is very affecting, and the simplicity is perfect. No waste, no exaggeration, just a very clear and focused point. Definately a poem!

Zettel at 20:57 on 24 September 2013  Report this post
thanks Bazz. a spur of the moment thing
glad you liked it


James Graham at 19:28 on 26 September 2013  Report this post
A good poem doesn’t have to be one that the poet has toiled at with furrowed brows. This is a good thought expressed as succinctly as humanly possible. The feeling that comes across is of humility and pride, in equal measure. The poem reads like a sudden realisation, maybe not the first, but this time felt really strongly, perhaps on hearing some good news.


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