Poem of the Week, by Sean Thomas Dougherty

8 thoughts on “Poem of the Week, by Sean Thomas Dougherty”

  1. I I know the feeling. I know those strangers in my life who have changed me. The older man who walked by at a brisk pace, swinging his hands in front of him and behind, clapping each time they met, a vigorous somehow enchanting exercise.
    When I’m hiking now, the dogs galloping ahead, I’ll do the same thing, and I always think of him. He gave me a gift he never even knew he’d wrapped for me.

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  2. Alison, I was first introduced to this poem a little over a year ago, and I remember exactly where I was when I read because it had such a great impact on me. Thank you for the reminder to “bother.” I am so glad Mr. Kraft bothered too.

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    1. Diane, I so relate to your feelings upon reading this poem. I feel exactly the same way. I hope you’re safe and healthy. XO

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  3. Alison, I had to remember to look you up (A bit of a challenge for a scattered mind like mine.) as your posts had not been coming through to my FB. This one is a beautiful ditty of a poem. I love so many of the pieces you find and choose to share. This one was just a “WOW!” to read, so quick and concise! A simple memory popped into my head! When I was in eighth-grade and sitting at the dining room table doing my homework after arriving home after basketball practice. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed Father staring at me from his easy chair in the living room. While laughing, I asked, “What are you doing?” He, looking over the top of his glasses, simply replied, “You are one handsome and smart young athlete.” Fifty-seven years later, it still brings a smile. Thanks, McGhee

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  4. Dennis, this is just so beautiful. What an incredible father you must have had. I love him. Let me know if you want me to add you to my poem of the week email list – happy to do so. Cheers to you and your dad!

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