Taming the Pain

Take Him Home


He must not die alone

to me he would always be the music man

the lead trumpeter of the one-man band.

The music live on within his soul

he sang the blues for ninety years

Oh how he found his "Thrilled on Blueberry Hill"

without shedding tears , he whistles his favourite tune.

The fresh cut smell of the Mahogany tree

still lingered on from childhood images;

as a young girl watch the fallen branches

hit the ground with a loud sound.

A poor man chopped wood

for his family to have a meal

the best wood fire meals indeed

As he lay dying with dignity

an old man wish was granted

far away from home;

however, not alone,

Taming his pain he said "Lord I lifted my soul

Let me not be ashamed,

The mysterious Cracker

A poor chauffeur and a shirr cropper

Surrender peacefully and closes his eyes

The honorary Granville W.C


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Comments 11 comments

P.J. 5 years ago

Some folk take the long road home and know the joy of music to flavor lifes ways.

I enjoyed this lovely tribute to this man I have never known.


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

Three words: Freaken Loved IT!


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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

P.J thank you very much for commenting

this person was my father he passed on July 19, 2011

so i wrote this piece in memory of him

one love

Annie


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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

Thanj you very much, he was loving man


Paul 5 years ago

Nice poem.I like this one.


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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

Thank you Frank and Paul for your kind words

peace within

Dark


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poshcoffeeco 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Sorry to hear of your loss. You write so eloquently. God bless.


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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

Thank you poshcofeeco , for your kinds words,

one love Darknlovely


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Lovely and beautiful. A great poem


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

I am so sorry for your loss. You expressed some beautiful feelings in a wonderful way here. It was quite a tribute, of which I´m sure your daddy would be proud.

Well done. Take care.


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Darknlovely3436 5 years ago from NewYork Author

Thank you for being so kind , grief can make us see things differently, he was a wonderful father,

one love

dark!

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