Was He A Good Man

Was He A Good Man

by Chuck RitenouR


verse 1:

I watched her grip her rosary till I thought the beeds would scream

As she knelt by his body, too proud to weep

She made the sign of the cross with grace and dignity

and when she turned her back to him she turned her eyes on me


verse 2:

He left his home in Texas so many years ago

and there were miles and time between them, things his mother didn't know

She thought I had the answers that would fill in all the gaps

of the protrait of her son and so she gently asked


Bridge:

Was he a good man, did he live a happy life

Did he love someone special or was his heart still filled with strife

Did go to work in the mornin' or did he raise hell late at night

Did he go to church on Sunday mornin' and try to do what he knew was right

I wanna know, and I hope you understand how a mother needs to know

my son, was he a good man?

verse 3:

I looked deep into her eyes and saw the sorrow it would cause

so I told her the best of the truth, but I couldn't tell it all

and that night as I lay sleepin' she came to me in a dream

and her eyes were searchin' mine and she was askin' me

Bridge:

Was he a good man, did he live a happy life

Did he love someone special or was his heart still filled with strife

Did go to work in the mornin' or did he raise hell late at night

Did he go to church on Sunday mornin' and try to do what he knew was right

I wanna know, and I hope you understand how a mother needs to know

my son, was he a good man?


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CARTER32071 5 years ago

Nice job I enjoyed your work, thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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Chuck RitenouR 5 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia Author

CARTER32071,

Thanks for droppin by and leaving a comment.


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Carolyn Moe 5 years ago

liked the last lines... especially.


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Chuck RitenouR 5 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia Author

Carolyn Moe,

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.


Ghost32 5 years ago

Ain't it the truth. And yeah, a fellow's definitely got to watch out for those dreams; they'll get WAY too much truth out of you if you let your guard down.

I could see my own mother carefully NOT asking that question about me, had she outlived me. (She passed at age 89, so she did give it the old college try, at that.)


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Chuck RitenouR 5 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia Author

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