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CNY Branch of the NLAPW

Bobbie Dumas Panek Creates Ode to Pen Woman

Bobbie Dumas Panek created an original, humorous "Ode to Nancy Dafoe" poem

that was featured on the NLAPW website. The ode was written in recognition of the out-going CNY Branch President.

Dafoe was "honored and taken aback by such a sweet tribute that is also such fun," she said. Panek's ode


Ode to Nancy Dafoe

Nancy Dafoe--

you rock and roll.

Thank you for all of your time,

generally, my poems don't rhyme.

You are gracious and kind;

your creativity--sublime.

You have done so much for our branch

my favorite dressing is Ranch (sorry, you know me, gotta be weird).

Seriously, we all adore you, are fortunate to know you,

impressed with your poetry, essays, fables, and books

even your looks--can't believe you aren't silver like some of us.

Encourager, entrepreneur, energetic, and fun,

your two years are up, and now that they're done

stay close to us, lady, continue to be

such a cool friend and Pen Woman, how lucky are we.

Bobbie Dumas Panek


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