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  • April 3rd, 2010 | 12:01 AM
30 Poems in 30 Days - a haiku


My personal challenge for National Poetry Month is to write
a poem a day about the father I have never known.


Nana often said
good riddance to bad rubbish
her junk, my treasure


@copyright Susan Taylor Brown 2010
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There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



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susanwrites
April 3rd, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
I bet they would have, indeed!
(Anonymous)
April 3rd, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
Tanita Says :)
There are so many ways to see someone else's castoffs...
susanwrites
April 3rd, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Tanita Says :)
Thank you, Tanita.
tracyworld
April 4th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
Hey, Susan! Glad to see you here contributing more of your wonderful poetry.
susanwrites
April 5th, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, Tracy. It's an interesting journey.
tracyworld
April 5th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
Susan, I didn't realize you were doing all father-daughter poetry this month. That's an act of bravery, and I salute you for digging deep and sharing with us.
susanwrites
April 5th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah, all month. I might be crazy. By the end of the month I expect my guts to be strewn all over the place.
tracyworld
April 6th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
If so, they will be some of the bravest guts ever.
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WHO AM I?



Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.






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