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My Uncle Ches
by Larry D Matthews

Friday, November 18, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My uncle who I miss.


My Uncle Ches



I lived with him on the farm


Where I grew to be a man


He kept me safe from harm


Through the fields I ran.



Taught me how to work


Life was fun with him around


Cleaned the barn with a fork


Planted corn in the ground



Milked the cows night and morn


Carried water to the stock


Wore old clothes that were torn


Awoke each morn by crowing cock.



We laughed a lot him and I


Working hard on the farm


Hours under country sky


Where singing birds would swarm.



I miss him so now he’s gone


His old bible now my own


He’s with God not alone


In my heart his wisdom sown.



I know he’s watching over me


I feel his presence by my side


Years ago I sat on his knee


Now safe in Heaven he does abide.



I hope he is proud of me


For that little boy on his knee


Is now the man he hoped I’d be


The kind of man he hoped to see.



Luke  Nov 18th 2011



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Reviewed by David Young 11/18/2011
Where words like these come from the heart, it is one of the greatest gift one can give, to those special departed love ones.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 11/18/2011
Larry,

What a wonderful tribute to your uncle. I'm sure you made him pround

Mary
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/18/2011
I think you will both be together in a future time...
Reviewed by Clarence Prince 11/18/2011
Very good, Larry! I think that he was proud of you before he passed.



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