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To carry on our love of all things poetry and to keep the energy high, I will continue to post poems by the contributing poets to the anthology until the Colorado Book Awards on May 21, 2017 (info by clicking here).

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Today’s poem is by contributing poet: Ben Humphrey

Youth Remembered
No parental pressure to work
but there were jobs for extra cash.
For the youth,
     Paper route sloshing through rain,
     a winter storm, Mom drove be around.
For the adolescent,
     cafeteria helper, a free meal;
     I was allowed to keep my lunch money.
     Stable boy at a rich kids’ summer camp,
     learned how to shovel, saddle, ride.
I always worked and never knew why.
Maybe I thought it came with being a kid.
Generous parents, a good allowance
I banked it all, ethos, pathos and cash.
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