10358082_10152372768442034_1234373728_n…and then a new generation …

a boy, an old soul
but a merry new story
fresh at bone and marrow
adhering to Conrad’s dictum
with little shocks and surprises
in every sentence of his book
his life, his metaphor . . .
wearing Truth as his dermis
seeking tears, not blood
and he, like all good art
changed me for the better

© 2014, poem, Jamie Dedes, Photograph courtesy of my cousin Dan, all rights reserved, from the family album, please be respecful


  1. Dear Jamie, I think you must have caught me at a tender moment, because this brought tears to my eyes. You know that T shirt that says, “Please God, let me be the person my dog thinks I am.” I try always to live up to the person my kids think I am, and I think that has made me a better person. Happy Mother’s Day!


    1. Hi, Victoria! I’m glad to hear you’re back at it again and hope all the stresses are winding down. Be well … Am looking forward to Writers’ First Wednesday and the photo you did for this event is memorable. Still enjoying it in my mind.


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