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Cabin Built Man: a short poem

Updated on April 27, 2013

American Poetry

Lumberjack grip

and the grit of his eighties,
Grandpa Jack's rockin',

cracked and grizzly.
He's cut and torn,

split by the ax,
of the logs of his youth,

that have broken his back.

So, there he relaxes

on oak carved from his palms,

with a worn finish

hugging the bare of his arms.

He leans back

as the cedar boards bend

and sends a gaze

in to the ends of the pines.

His mind rewinds

to the tricks of his youth,

as the Zig Zag trickles by

and reminds him of you...
Grandma in heaven,
prepare a place

for your cabin built man.
'Cause grandpa felt purpose
in holding your hand.
But now he just sits,

and awaits death on his land
counting down breaths,

till he's recessed in the sand.

And as time ticks by

behind his logs on Mount Hood.

Grandpa Jack rocks,

by his creek in the woods.

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      Brian Loewer 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Haha Eric you're making my day with these comments. I'm glad you're digging my poems. I haven't got many views in a while, so I actually deleted about half of them here just tonight. Really appreciate your kind words though, makes me feel like I should truck on!

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Well it's official you're the most beautiful poet on this damn site.


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      Brian Loewer 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Hey, thanks a lot Ken. I appreciate the encouragement!

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      Ken Taub 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Very fine; rhythmic and moving. Good work LV. Keep writing, keep sharing. best, Ken

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      haha Thanks Maria!

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      Mariallena 5 years ago

      Touched by the beauty of your works. 10 stars for this piece :) Go Brian Go!

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks so much smga, I will.

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      smga22 5 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      Nice Hub.. Keep doing good job.

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks a lot Phillydreamer, I appreciate the comment and FB like! Come by and comment any time.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Grandpa Jack sounds like he's cool, but very sad. I don't know if this is a fictional character, but there is a lot of depth in the way you described him.