Thinking About Dad

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub  (posted by Grace)
Meeting The Bar:  Stream of Consciousness Writing

In stream-of-consciousness writing, the poet or novelist turns to the flow of ideas, observations and emotions that invade our consciousness, many times hovering just below the surface. Novelist Virginia Woolf described this process as “an incessant shower of innumerable atoms.”

Young and handsome,
twinkle in his eye–
still visible in old
age.  Dad enlisted in
the Army, World War II,
and never forgot his
three close buddies.
They got together whenever

At our neighborhood pool
club, he taught half of
the kids in our apartment
building how to swim.  Most
of them are grandparents now,
and fondly remember 'Irv'.

No words of hatred toward
anyone were ever spoken.  In
Irv's book of rules, all you
needed for health was fresh
air, fresh fruit . . . with
a couple of Mallomars thrown in.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Thinking About Dad

  1. Kathleen says:

    A beautiful tribute. Your Father sounds like a wonderful man.


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