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What a Man: A Tribute to my Uncle

Amidst tribulation, persecution, desperation and deprivation Put downs, beat downs, and let downs In such a location, station, nation as we abide and reside in this generation Where there’s hostility instead of tranquility One by one, people join in the game called multiplication That begets deviation and condemnation Until we’re in need of much transformation Yes, amidst all this Rises a man, and what a man! A man whose dignity, serenity, humility and personality Give him the ability, stability, and versatility To make life worth living a true reality A man who’s sagacious, vivacious and bodacious Wise, cheerful and courageous A man dependable, indispensable, needed and indisputably invincible, unstoppable Whose love and support is so vast that it reaches past the mass, cast of family And flows, grows, glows in the lives of friends And all people in general What a man! His counsel and advice so willingly a device Such wisdom, revelation, and rationalization When this man gives declaration, he needs no preparation Restitution, no need for substitution His assistance often one’s last solution His words become a constitution and institution Vehicle of elevation, a bridge out of sorrow and confusion His heart so melted in flames of love His desire is peace, joy, happiness for all of us His smile is radiant, jubilant, exuberant, dimple-ment His way, full of gentleness, meekness, goodness, kindness Yes! Right in the midst of tribulation, persecution, desperation and deprivation Put downs, beat downs and let downs Has come this man— AND WHAT A MAN! ~2005 – 2009~

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Date: 10/31/2019 9:39:00 AM
"A man dependable, indispensable, needed and indisputably invincible, unstoppable Whose love and support is so vast that it reaches past the mass, cast of family " He sounds wonderful!
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Date: 10/29/2019 8:08:00 AM
AND WHAT A TRIBUTE! Your use of repeating internal rhyme really emphasized your point. Well done Arlene!
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Date: 10/28/2019 8:47:00 PM
Lovely tribute to your Uncle. He must have been quite a guy to leave such treasured memories. Have a great day.
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