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A Better Man
by Walter LaVerne Jones
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Everyone has to deal with their bogeyman

Touch the soul of a child in the bedroom


Killed the bogeyman and the rest of the doom


Imagination left a year or two ago


His dog and mother died in the early snow


 


Lord help this child learn to pray for better


 


Candle left lit in the church of remembrance


Nothing in his young life makes any sense


bogeyman not real was but a fear created to survive


Closet door open and the tale under the bed dead


 


Bottle empty left on the table of learning better


 


Sister and dolly teach him how to fold his prayers


Talked to the God and angels hidden in his heart there


Pain not a word understood and the bogeyman is dead


Bible a new book under the mattress hidden he is learning to read


 


Tears left in the eyes of the new family wishing for better


 


Wife takes his hand leads him to the cemetery and helps see


Life is a gift we often leave in the dying sun of a memory


Some will walk the road in search of the bogeyman but he is dead


She allows him to smile and comfort the fear of his own son


 


Days blend into wonder and the child becomes the man again, better


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Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 3/22/2008

Inspiring guidelines through the lines of "A Better Man".

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/14/2004
Outstanding write Walter!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 8/13/2004
Very good write.
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