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Inspired Byard

You all know me as Percival Jack But my real name is Charles Byard So you know, it's pronounced by-yard Living with this name has been hard You guys are probably wondering Where did that name originate Certainly never heard it ever before At least that's what most people state Well here's my tale, every bit is true Uncle Byard in World War One Died a big hero and was given a medal But he never ever carried a gun Before the war he was incarcerated For his nefarious safe cracking exploits The army thought they could use his talents At burglary he was very adroit So Byard was released and joined the army To make use of his safe cracking skills Sadly, one day while defusing a bomb My uncle, the hero was killed Was nicknamed Jack, but won't get into that It's what I've been called me ever since I'm thinking of changing it to 'Inspired Byard' But my wife will be hard to convince 'And now you know the rest of the story' As radio man Paul Harvey used to say I've hated that name since I was a pup But 'Inspired Byard' is okay! © Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 12/16/2012 11:33:00 PM
    For your sake Jake, I hope it's not to late and that fate will not cause you to hate or debate this really great name on your plate.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/17/2012 4:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    This name has been the bane of my existence which is plain to see and easy to explain! Thought this inane name might bring me fortune and fame but my life turned out to be the same lame game that brought me nothing but shame!
  1. Date: 12/16/2012 12:22:00 PM
    Interesting and fun... Good history... Every guy in our family was named with Pinckney as their middle name. An ancester married the daughter of the signer of the Declaration of Independence... Pinckney. They say he had no sons. I've looked it up. There were 2 signers with that name... See what you do to me... You always get me going... Good write. Merry Christmas to you and Cathie!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/16/2012 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    WOWSERS! Very interesting... I am really impressed! Hope you and your dear Dad have a great Merry Christmas my dear MIss Carol!
  1. Date: 12/16/2012 10:46:00 AM
    This is such an interesting and inspirational write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this delightful poem this afternoon! What a awesome telling story, Great Work!!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/16/2012 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Very kind words my friend Russell! Thanks and Merry Christmas!
  1. Date: 12/16/2012 10:12:00 AM
    a cute telling of your history. Very enjoyable!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 12/16/2012 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Many thanks dear Andrea! Merry Christmas, Jack