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Fade Away

My Grandfather was a wise old-bird
Used to leave me hanging on every word
As amazing a man as there could ever be
Used to play music with the leaf off a tree
These days as the sun puts and gets me out of bed
I think of a saying he instilled inside my head
“Early to bed and early to rise
Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”
He didn’t write it but know this is true
He lived those lines his whole life through
He was tough as leather and strong as steal
An iron man with an iron will
As I look back at what I turned out to be
I think these days he would be proud of me
I loved him more than words could say
As the memories of him start to fade away

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008

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Date: 8/4/2008 3:24:00 PM
Both of my grandfathers died before i could know them. one died in 1918 and the other one died in 1947 My grandma remarried in 1943 the year i was born and he was the grandfather i knew. and he was from Germany and i learned a lot from him. this was a great piece you wrote.
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