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David M. Tookey


A room—
full of gratitude.
A table—
wreathed with family.

When I'm away
I'll be here.

© by David M. Tookey.
Used here with the author's permission.


David M. Tookey is a retired elementary school teacher who lives in Seattle, Washington. A bicycle is his main mode of transport around town; David says he finds he can tinker with poems in his head as he rides. He also enjoys creating and sharing organic baked goods, taking long walks with family, reading, and creating quiet space in a big city.



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Lovely and moving. Thank you, David!
Posted 12/24/2023 02:26 PM
This concise poem is powerful, profoundly meaningful.
Posted 12/22/2023 09:53 PM
Lori Levy:
Love a table "wreathed with family."
Posted 12/22/2023 02:18 PM
michael escoubas:
Volumes at least!! Well done, David.
Posted 12/22/2023 02:03 PM
You "tinkered" out a good one, David. Very Nice.
Posted 12/22/2023 01:38 PM
Love, love, love this, David. Thank you!
Posted 12/22/2023 11:21 AM
A table wreathed with family. Awesome. Thank you.
Posted 12/22/2023 10:51 AM
Well said.
Posted 12/22/2023 09:23 AM
Larry Schug:
Amen to this poem.
Posted 12/22/2023 07:25 AM

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