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    The Pastor Letting Go


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    After a lifetime on the move,
    you've found your final sinecure,
    comfortable with your flock.

    I discover you, old friend,
    among your leatherbound books.
    You delight to sniff their musk.

    You sit with your steaming cocoa
    warm in your plum carpet slippers
    as we converse by the log fire.

    We avoid the sarin of politics.
    Still, our old aggravations linger,
    like a grain of sand in an oyster.

    Christopher T. George
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    Editor, Loch Raven Review
    http://christophertgeorge.blogspot.com/
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    Nice one Chris.

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    Thank you all for your "thanks". Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Thank you all for your "thanks". Much appreciated.

    Chris
    Ha, looks like I got the thanks Chris. You toil all night trying to get it all together, and I get the thanks.

    Where's the justice in that.

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    That'll teach pab's....thumbs redirected!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    That'll teach pab's....thumbs redirected!
    But I earned it !!!

    Turd....

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    Sorry Chris my thanks have been re directed to you , it was a wonderful poem , and made me want a friend like that too .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    Sorry Chris my thanks have been re directed to you , it was a wonderful poem , and made me want a friend like that too .
    At least you left mine on. So you're not a turd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    The Pastor Letting Go

    After a lifetime on the move,
    you've found your final sinecure,
    comfortable with your flock.

    I discover you, old friend,
    among your leatherbound books.
    You delight to sniff their musk.

    You sit with your steaming cocoa
    warm in your plum carpet slippers
    as we converse by the log fire.

    We avoid the sarin of politics.
    Still, our old aggravations linger,
    like a grain of sand in an oyster.

    Christopher T. George
    An excellent piece Chris. I can almost smell those musky old books as you describe so vividly the scene with your good friend. He sounds like a man well worth being with for an hour or three.

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    I love sniffing old books , new ones have a nice small too though . I love sniffing leather too .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debra View Post
    I love sniffing old books , new ones have a nice small too though . I love sniffing leather too .
    Ha. Thanks, Debs. My wife Donna and I were over at the house of my poet friend Dave Eberhardt and his wife Cathy and while Dave showed me his collection of books and botanical prints he had a sniff of the books!



    Chris & Donna with Dave Eberhardt Dec 11 2009, photograph by Cathy Eberhardt
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    The Pastor Letting Go

    After a lifetime on the move,
    you've found your final sinecure,
    comfortable with your flock.

    I discover you, old friend,
    among your leatherbound books.
    You delight to sniff their musk.

    You sit with your steaming cocoa
    warm in your plum carpet slippers
    as we converse by the log fire.

    We avoid the sarin of politics.
    Still, our old aggravations linger,
    like a grain of sand in an oyster.

    Christopher T. George
    Its not my style, but there is something there I like very much. well done,

    more please.

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    mixing with the Hoi Poloi Chris. Love it.

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