Forrest Hamer

(1956 -)

Lesson - Poem by Forrest Hamer

It was 1963 or 4, summer,
and my father was driving our family
from Ft. Hood to North Carolina in our 56 Buick.
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Comments about Lesson by Forrest Hamer

  • Gold Star - 30,268 Points * Sunprincess * (5/27/2014 10:11:00 AM)

    .........oh so very sad his father is leaving for vietnam......great write.. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 4,906 Points Paul Sebastian (3/31/2014 5:34:00 AM)

    An experience of your life, felt deeply and expressed well. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eve Karal (3/30/2014 10:14:00 PM)

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  • Rookie - 406 Points Richard Blay (3/30/2014 5:25:00 PM)

    i feel the terror as i read, but one thing, nowhere is cool. Good work (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,116 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (3/30/2014 11:36:00 AM)

    In the cold swamps of Vietnam
    He must have held his son close
    In a soggy wallet - piece of home
    A father on the hostile distant shore....

    Excellent poem (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,282 Points Nika Mcguin (3/30/2014 1:17:00 AM)

    This is beautiful, frightening, and profound. I love poems like this, personal, telling a story, leaving me wondering. Its lovely.

    ~Nika (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 365 Points Guy Lip-more (9/5/2012 4:12:00 PM)

    I can almost feel your emotions. Good write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 18 Points Besa Dede (3/31/2012 3:44:00 PM)

    A good narration poem, Forest. Thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sansika Uthayakumar (3/31/2012 11:54:00 AM)

    wow i can really feel the moments it's a really nice poem i really liked the way u started your poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points Richard Post (3/30/2012 10:55:00 AM)

    very good, helped me feel the moments and the times past (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 71 Points Indira Babbellapati (3/30/2012 10:26:00 AM)

    brilliant... lessons in living! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Godwin Clement (3/30/2012 7:59:00 AM)

    Brilliant piece Forrest. (Report) Reply

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