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OLD MAN'S FAREWELL
by Gerald J Tate
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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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 6/27/2010
A nice sense of respect in this poem, and I like the rhythm, too. Well done:)
Sheila
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/17/2010
Gorgeuous poetry, Gerald!!!! Your rhythm is perfect! Loved it!

Hugs,
Anna
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/15/2010
Beautifully penned portrait of a true friend and the one we should always take the best care of.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/14/2010
Following your heart is it's own, sometimes painful reward. Well done. Patrick
Reviewed by Richard King 6/13/2010
Splendidly done good man, missed you, but I've been watching for you. Really like this one. Welcome back. Dick
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/13/2010
beautiful write!
Reviewed by D Johnson 6/13/2010
splendid poem, Gerry, well done!

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 6/13/2010
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
Love,
Chanti Lace
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 6/13/2010
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti 6/12/2010
An outstanding poem, Gerry, good job.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 6/12/2010
Gerald,

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.

Mary
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/12/2010
Nice thoughts, hope whoever it is you cannot shake hands with is not shedding his human fold and leaving this life altogether...e
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