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His Little Boy Inside

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His Little Boy Inside

Behind the rough and gruff facade,
amongst the sternness and the pride.
Along with calloused hands and the scars
A little boy still resides.

in spite of responsibilities,
the hard days, daily grind.
There within a man full grown,
that little boy still hides.

In the crooked grin, stuck out chin,
mischievous twinkle of the eyes.
Crazy antics, chances taken,
a little boy joy rides.

Eat one more cookie before dinner,
spend all weekend, playing outside.
Put off mowing the lawn one more day,
that little boy decides.

Work extra hours to pay the bills,
don't let that "Honey do" list slide.
Do anything to see me smile,
His little boy is justified.


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  1. Date: 3/17/2012 8:03:00 PM
    I really like this. I can relate. Ask my wife. I sure that he makes you smile and laugh a lot.

  1. Date: 12/30/2011 8:12:00 PM
    i feel as if you know me personally. good job.

  1. Date: 12/17/2011 10:56:00 AM
    bravo!

  1. Date: 12/13/2011 7:38:00 AM
    A truely wonderful and delightful poem!

  1. Date: 12/12/2011 8:14:00 PM
    This is excellent, Paula. Such a sweet tribute to your husband. I could easily see my husband in your words. He swears he'll never grow up, and sometimes I believe him. Kim

  1. Date: 12/12/2011 7:15:00 PM
    That is a special write Paula! I feel the man you are talking about, and his little boy inside! I really enjoyed reading this poem!! Awesome Work!!