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NO LONGER A BOY
by Larry D Matthews

Saturday, March 25, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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It just seems like yesterday.
God Bless, Luke


NO LONGER A BOY

He was only seven
When his father died
He knew he was in heaven
But oh how he cried.

No body in the casket
His father lost at sea
His heart an empty basket
Shrunken like a pea.

You have to be a man now
Youíre the oldest boy.
Now your standing on the bow
And this ship is not a toy.

Look out for your mum
And your younger brothers too
Watch that demon rum
And donít be a fool.

Hereís a hand full of change
To help ease your pain
We have go, weíve things to arrange.
Forlorn he stood in the rain.

Alone against the world
He made a silent vow
Young emotions swirled
As he tried to figure how?

He could be a man at seven
And do his father proud .
As the father watched from heaven
The young boy cried out loud .

Dad , I donít know why you left us
But I promise to do my best .
I will do my job without a fuss .
Loving you always in your final rest.

Almost 50 years have elapsed
since that fateful day
so much time has passed
his hair has turned to grey .

Now with two daughters
a family of his own.
Life's book's final chapters
All his brothers grown .

By Luke

May 26 2005


by Luke

Author's Comments:
"Oh , how quickly the years have flown .."

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Reviewed by CJ Heck 11/22/2006
Oh Luke, this is wonderful. It just oozes love and family. I really enjoyed reading this. I like your style of writing.
Love,
CJ
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/13/2006
I hear ya...Ed
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 3/28/2006

"NO LONGER A BOY"... An inspiring story on family and honor...
A beautiful composition to enrich the mind and nourish the soul.

I salute You, Sublime Poet!


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/26/2006
A moving tribute. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 3/25/2006
Just like the song says.... "Time Marches On"...... Sometimes sad but true.... Things like this stay with us and are expressed beautifully..... like this.... a wonderful tribute, to your father, and yourself..... thank you for sharing....

In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 3/25/2006
Moving poem touched with realism. R



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