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In all my years I've never seen 
a face so weathered, yet seldom mean.
A semblance of a younger man
of whom I was the biggest fan.

A tired soul in eyes so hollow,
where he went this kid would follow.
Now he's resting more and moving less.
Is this what's left for God to bless?

Disease and age have beat him down,
yet no one ever sees him frown.
Mortal thoughts creep in as days go by.
What's it really like when we die?

But he won't dwell on that, with time so fleeting,
and his mind still sharp, despite the beating.
No he won't complain, why even bother?
My hero is this wonderful father.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 2:55:00 PM
    James Nichols, your poem just make me cry... growing up with out the father, I just picture you and your dad through the years... Fantastic work... Take care... Ellie

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    Date: 12/24/2013 4:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you!
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 3:54:00 PM
    Awesome James! I'm a Daddy's girl and this poem gave me goose bumps. It is written so well! Thanks for the nice reading :-) god bless......