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A Photograph

I came across a photograph

on the internet today;

it made me stop,

catch my breath.

The likeness was uncanny

to the man

that was my maternal grandfather.

Irrational thoughts,

for he has been dead and gone

for many years now.

I still miss him,

for I almost felt

that he alone

among my relatives

understood me.

Submitted: January 18, 2020

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Mike S.

Weird goodness, Hull!

Mon, February 3rd, 2020 8:20pm


Thanks, Mike. It was quite a startling similarity.

Mon, February 3rd, 2020 12:29pm


I find that this happens quite often. You see a picture of someone and they strike an image of someone you know. It's true in a way that only one member of the family will understand you. That's why you are always the most closest to them. Tender in a way. Admire your writing.

Sun, January 24th, 2021 9:21pm


Yes, I think there is always one that seems to share at least some of the same wavelength. Thanks, Dexter.

Fri, January 29th, 2021 4:44am

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