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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 David Beaston · ago
I work at the airport. I choose the one minute story each day that I pass by the machine. Your "story" (poem) was printed for me the other day. I thought that it was quite beautiful and touching. I immediately walked over to a co-worker who is married and has 2 young children. I passed your poem on to him. Perhaps he will share it with his wife. Your talents may wind up affecting many people's lives. Keep up the great work.
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 Paige Griffin · ago
Thank you, David. I appreciate your sharing, both with your coworker and with me. Thank you so much!
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 Ikouk Ol · ago
I like it
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 Paige Griffin · ago
Thank you, Ikouk!

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