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At 73

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Started the day
With my silent friends
On the Wall.

Not quiet,
Sounds of lawn mowers
And weed eaters
Filled the air.

Soon, joined by friends,
Kim Barney, poet extraordinaire,
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At 73
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: friendship,memories,tears
Written 0545am,30 July 2020.See related poem - Layton, Utah Vietnam Memorial.
Chinedu Dike 25 September 2020
A well texted and nicely thought out poem. A beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.
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Bri Edwards 15 August 2020
(cont.) Kim's comment clarified for me which " wall" you refer to. i visited a 'traveling wall' many years ago. the Vietnam memorial wall (original in Washington D.C.) is where my younger bro (VN non-combatant vet) volunteered for several years on Memorial? Day, helping people to find names of U.S. military who died in? VN due to the " conflict" . I hope you can celebrate at least one more birthday (74) with friends. bri ;)
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Bri Edwards 15 August 2020
Hank, Since my comment of 2-3 days ago hasn't shown up..... Memories can be nice and not-so-nice. i hope and bet that at least some were nice. (cont.)
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bri edwards 13 August 2020
Hey! ! ! there should be a multi- part comment from earlier from me, below. come on PH! !
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Bri Edwards 13 August 2020
(cont.) Memories can be pleasant or not-so-much. I suppose yours(?) were some of both. Be well. Then kick the bucket painlessly. bri :) p.s. Now I read Kim's comment. So my question about wall is answered. I visited a 'traveling VMW' years ago.
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Bri Edwards 13 August 2020
(cont.) One of your " topics" is " tears" . I hope they were from your eyes and not in the seat of your pants. I'd like a poem from you which speaks to the " tears" . I'm sure you COULD write one. and...who are those old codgers in the photo? which is which? you needn't answer. (cont.)
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Bri Edwards 13 August 2020
well, hopefully you can spend at least one more birthday with such friends, silent and otherwise; you can write another poem then and just change the title to " At 74" . when you mention the Wall, I think of Vietnam Memorial Wall, your living room wall, and Humpty Dumpty's wall. which was it? were you really sitting on H. D.'s wall? (cont.)
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Michael Walker 08 August 2020
I think that you celebrated your birthday very well-with friends at a place which matters most to you. A time to shed tears of joy and sorrow.
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Stephanie T Castillo 02 August 2020
What a great invitation to your Happy Birthday!
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Bernard F. Asuncion 01 August 2020
Happy birthday, sir Darwin. A fascinating poem.....10+++
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