Little Things

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Pip is an aspiring young author and college student who enjoys karate, Frasier (on Netflix with close family), and great music  [+]

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It’s all those little things- you know?
The “I love you”s before you go,
The phone calls that you’re heading home,
The not-going-to-bed-alone,
The dog between us on our laps,
The putting-down-the-kids-for-naps,
“How was your day?” and “How’d you sleep?”
And “Is there anything to eat?”
And, when we see that something’s wrong,
The “Tell me, please, what going on.”

Support, in times of ailing health,
Or bills up-piling on the shelf,
Support, as children change and grow,
Or as we binge that Netflix show,
Support, in all small joys and chores,
Makes you still mine, and me still yours.

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Gabriel Camelin · ago
Hello Pip, I just would like to give you credit for my class. I gave your poem for my students to practice their motion graphics skills. I like your work because it is relevant to everyone, yet so intimate
I posted the video on our university page here:

Thank you so much again :)

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Pip · ago
Thank you, Gabriel, for your kind words and especially for bringing my words into your class’ work of art. This brought me so much joy :) I am so glad to see what you have found in my work and what you have done with it. I loved to see it, it’s just wonderful.
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Pip · ago
Also then, congratulations to you and your class!
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Keith Simmonds · ago
A great poem that skilfully evokes the little things that make life interesting!
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Pip · ago
Thank you, Keith! I appreciate hearing this- it was the/my intention!
Soon I will be happy to read your poem, "Dépaysement au Royaume des Animaux"

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Marie Juliane DAVID · ago
Little things but important!
Beautiful poem!

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Pip · ago
Thank you, Marie! They are indeed :)
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Marie Juliane DAVID · ago
You're welcome !
Sure :)

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Scotlin Young · ago
Beautiful and sweet, excellent piece!
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Pip · ago
Thank you Scotlin, I am glad to hear this!
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Pooja Gola · ago
Hey, can I use your poem? I wanna give my voice to it.
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Pip · ago
Thank you for asking, I would be honored. Would love to see what you do with it!
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Prithvijeet Sinha · ago
Since you are an ardent Netflix fan, it's charming that an Indian series LITTLE THINGS shares your poem's title and is exclusively streaming on Netflix itself. Your poem reminded me of its central couple's tenacity.
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Pip · ago
Thanks Prithvijeet, I did not know about this. I will certainly have a look (you're right, I am an "ardent" Netflix fan :). I'm happy you read the poem and had this positive (and surprising!) association.

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