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Taming the Pain

Updated on August 8, 2011

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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      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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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      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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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      Thanj you very much, he was loving man

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      Paul 5 years ago

      Nice poem.I like this one.

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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      Thank you Frank and Paul for your kind words

      peace within

      Dark

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      Steve Mitchell 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

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

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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      Thank you poshcofeeco , for your kinds words,

      one love Darknlovely

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 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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      Annie 5 years ago from NewYork

      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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