A Good Man, Regardless

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A Good Man, Regardless

He always smelled of something green and earthy.

On weekends, the stench of cheap beer would ride

the waves of his breath, souring good-night kisses.

Green and blue ink enveloped his strong arms,

depicting the macabre, the sensual, the immortal…

Brown wavy hair to the middle of his back,

always secured behind.

And his eyes!

Palest shade of blue,

habitually surrounded by

red veins reading like a road map to addiction.

 

Yet each coin has two faces.

He was a mischievous prankster

who knew how to laugh,

a strong man who openly wept as he had

his beloved dog put to sleep.

Here was a dedicated soldier

who proudly served his country,

a doting father who moved mountains

for his children every chance he had.

He was a man who sought freedom in many forms.

And though he made mistakes in life,

I am still proud to be his daughter.

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HarverTomsson commented on A Good Man, Regardless

01-11-2011

Every Father should be so fortunate, to only sin the sins that get forgiven in the end. Harv

ginga commented on A Good Man, Regardless

12-30-2010

simone, A loving tribute to what this man meant to you regardless of a man's flaws. ginga

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

simoneaugustus’s Poems (69)

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Ruinous POV 5
Recipe For Making a Wish 6
Who's Calling, Please? 3
Neck Tied 5
A Good Man, Regardless 3
Courage Can Take Many Forms 7
Forgetting You 9
Beste Freundin (Best Friend) 4
Planted 11
Scared Silly 13
Brown’s Junction 4
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Near-Love Experience 5
Imagination SOS 9
Toppled Throne of Peace 11
My New Path 5
Dreams For Sale (compilation of series) 9
Winter Bides Her Time 47
Outpatient (Triolet, Balladeer's class) 5
Appointment 7
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (poem 4, Balladeer’s quatern) 6
Just a Dream 8
Neglect 8
Dancing Gypsy 7
Inspiration (Haiku) 4
Seasonal Shift 5
Listen Closely 10
Burning Desire 8
Misbehaving 14
1,000 Words 10
Jack and Jill 6
Triumph 2
Childhood to Adulthood 3
New Kind of Love 4
Future 4
Unhealthy Love 3
‘Tis Better to Give Than to Receive 2
Daughter Dear 7
Never Again 3
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Whispered Promise 2
After All 7
Nature's Office 6
My Very Own Disease 10
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The Rise of Hope 4
Glimpse of Frustration 1
Decisions, Decisions 2
Local Dive 2
Dare to Control Me 2
Surrender 2
My Strength 2
Rediscovered Love at a Diner 2
My Addiction 3
Emotional State 1
Divulging Secrets 1
Unwed Mother 2
Marvelous Sensations 2
Woman Child 1
Grace LeeAnn 1
Left Field 2
Fountain of Experience 1
The Illusion of Control 2
Love/Hate Relationship 3
Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad 'D'? 1
Lie is Central to BeLIEve 1
The Unchanged Core 3
Hammering Kindness 2
Loneliness 4