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My Father's Birthday Before I Was Born

My Father's Birthday Before I Was Born Robert Bedick My Father’s Birthday Before I Was Born It was so simple Before I was born. My parents were farmers: White farmhouse, white curtains, White chickens on the range. ‘‘Have you ever seen a chicken wearing sunglasses?’’ My mother would reminisce. Before I was born My mother was beautiful, A young girl in a country dress, She baked pies and grew pumpkins, Huge orange pumpkins That I would never see. My father was slim and strong, Before I was born. The pictures show him smiling With a dog by his side, An old baseball cap Tilted sideways on his head With a loose lock of black hair Falling down into his eyes. Before I was born There was an old wooden stairway That led to a bedroom, A sunny room of window glass 158 With a small double bed, A four-poster bed with a soft mattress, Feather pillows and a quilt. It was my father’s birthday Before I was born, April fourteenth, 1946. My parents woke early, Warm in their bed, Surprised to see snow In the middle of April, And a white horse standing silent By the side of the house. robert bedick 159 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Prairie Schooner University of Nebraska Press

My Father's Birthday Before I Was Born

Prairie Schooner , Volume 93 (3) – Dec 21, 2019

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Abstract

Robert Bedick My Father’s Birthday Before I Was Born It was so simple Before I was born. My parents were farmers: White farmhouse, white curtains, White chickens on the range. ‘‘Have you ever seen a chicken wearing sunglasses?’’ My mother would reminisce. Before I was born My mother was beautiful, A young girl in a country dress, She baked pies and grew pumpkins, Huge orange pumpkins That I would never see. My father was slim and strong, Before I was born. The pictures show him smiling With a dog by his side, An old baseball cap Tilted sideways on his head With a loose lock of black hair Falling down into his eyes. Before I was born There was an old wooden stairway That led to a bedroom, A sunny room of window glass 158 With a small double bed, A four-poster bed with a soft mattress, Feather pillows and a quilt. It was my father’s birthday Before I was born, April fourteenth, 1946. My parents woke early, Warm in their bed, Surprised to see snow In the middle of April, And a white horse standing silent By the side of the house. robert bedick 159

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Prairie SchoonerUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Dec 21, 2019

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