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Last weekend with grandkids in tow, my daughters and I traveled to Mississippi to see my parents. Mom celebrated her 85th birthday on Friday. We had an amazing dinner together, all four generations.

Pop with great grandchild, Stella, 6 months.

Over at Ethical ELA, it’s Open Write time. Denise Krebs posted a prompt that pushed me to write a poem for my father. Her poem prompt was based on Langston Hughes’s poem I Dream a World.

He Dreams a World
(for my father, John Gibson)

He dreamed a world where hope
would be our North Star guide,
a world where we could care,
embrace each other’s side.

But dreams read daily news
on print as small as stars.
His weathered hands held fast
so futures could be ours.

Today he watches them
and wonders where they’ll go,
more treasures to be found
and promises of hope.

Margaret Simon, after Langston Hughes
John Gibson, Pop, watches toddler artists Leo and Thomas.

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