OLD MAN'S FAREWELL
by Gerald J Tate
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Words cannot express, my thanks to you
'Cause you always did, what you had to do
And even when, I abused your trust
My loyal friend, you never fussed
When I over indulged, and so many times
Behind the scene's, you held the lines
From young to old, you never altered
You gave me life, and never faltered
I cannot see you, you have no face
But you're always there, steady in pace
Always working from dusk to dawn
A reliable friend, I depend upon
You cannot hear, you cannot see
Yet still, you try so hard for me
I didn't help you, I must confess
But still you stayed, and did your best
But i'm old and grey now, it's the final bell
And if you had a hand, I would shake it well
So it's farewell my friend, now we must part
So I thank you for everything, my fine little heart
Gerald J Tate
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|Reviewed by Sheila Roy
|A nice sense of respect in this poem, and I like the rhythm, too. Well done:)
|Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
|Gorgeuous poetry, Gerald!!!! Your rhythm is perfect! Loved it!
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|Beautifully penned portrait of a true friend and the one we should always take the best care of.|
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Following your heart is it's own, sometimes painful reward. Well done. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Richard King
|Splendidly done good man, missed you, but I've been watching for you. Really like this one. Welcome back. Dick|
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|Reviewed by D Johnson
|splendid poem, Gerry, well done!
|Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
|Oh my... Excellent writing sweet man..sure have missed you and your wonderful writing,I posted a poem the other day ..I haven't been in here for awhile hope you are doing ok ..Hugsssss
|Reviewed by Liana Margiva
|WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva|
|Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti
|An outstanding poem, Gerry, good job.|
|Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat
You make us wonder who the friend is until the very friend. Funny, how much we can abuse our bodies and still our hearts forgive us...usually. God Bless You.
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Nice thoughts, hope whoever it is you cannot shake hands with is not shedding his human fold and leaving this life altogether...e|