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Tribute To A Good Guy

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Lucie
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0 posted 09-26-1999 07:44 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lucie

Iíd like to write a tribute to a man that I admire.
The best ex-something a girl, ever could acquire.
I can not call him ex-husband for never were we wed.
Can not call him ex-boyfriend for fear would be misread.

For he is more then either, would rather call him friend.
There for all lifeís trials, someone on whom I can depend.
I remember when I met him, I was pregnant with a child
he asked if he could feel her move, I remember how he smiled.

I was just a young girl, unwed mother left alone,
didnít know how to raise a child, for I was barely grown.
Thatís been about 10 years ago, we later had a son.
Heís supportive and understanding, a better father, there is none.

He loves his son, loves his daughter, though their blood is not the same.
He would die for both of them, so what matters in a name?
We share the truest of joint custody, a week they spend with each.
We tried the every other weekend, no compromise could we reach.

He loves his kids, he wants them near, how could I deprive this man
of sharing his life with his children and doing all he can.
So hereís a tribute to a good guy, as a Daddy heís a winner.
It takes more to be a father then just contributing the fastest swimmer.
© Copyright 1999 Lucille Dobbins - All Rights Reserved
Pepper
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1 posted 09-26-1999 08:14 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

very touching Lucie....

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
ONE FLEW OVER
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2 posted 09-26-1999 08:17 PM       View Profile for ONE FLEW OVER   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ONE FLEW OVER

Wonderful tribute to a man who is truely special.
Richard 33
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3 posted 09-26-1999 08:31 PM       View Profile for Richard 33   Email Richard 33   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Richard 33

For once, a good guy somewhere gets the
credit he deserves!!! I wish more of us were
appreciated like that.

***************GREAT POEM********************
Marilyn
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4 posted 09-26-1999 08:33 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

A wonderful tribute to a wonderful partner. You are truely blest. Never take that for granted.
Denise
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5 posted 09-26-1999 10:03 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

THREE CHEERS FOR ALL THE GOOD GUYS!!!
Very nice tribute!

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Denise
Lucie
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6 posted 09-26-1999 11:20 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Thank you all for your replies.. although he and I are not together, he is my best friend and I hope it stays that way always.
Seymour Tabin
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7 posted 09-27-1999 07:58 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Lucie,
A very mature poem, You did a good job.
Balladeer
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8 posted 09-27-1999 12:40 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

How wonderful when things work out like this. I'm happy for you, Lucie.
RainbowGirl
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9 posted 09-27-1999 01:07 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Lucie: He sounds like a real treasure..

HUGS

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

LngJhnAg
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10 posted 09-27-1999 01:23 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Could this be a tribute to Toerag????
I think not! (I hate to brag),
For these praises all can see
Are given for someone a lot like.... me...

well, almost like me... give or take a dozen or two minor wrinkles lil Lorelei is ironing out even as I write.

A nicely thought out poem, Lucie.
graham
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11 posted 09-27-1999 03:47 PM       View Profile for graham   Email graham   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for graham

Great stuff Lucie...you got it ALL in there.
Story, sadness, love, joy, sorrow...then to top it all...THAT LAST LINE..HAHAHA...very funny! (I thought a few more might have GOT that)



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I always wanted an edible canoe
but you can't have your kayak and eat it too!
WhtDove
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12 posted 09-27-1999 03:52 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Great Poem Lucie! Yep, fatherhood don't stop at conception. Too bad a lot of them think it does. A good man to be a daddy and take interest in those kids. That is nice to hear! God bless ya both!

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God gave you two ears and one mouth...so you should listen twice as much as you talk.
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13 posted 09-27-1999 03:55 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Lucie: Love the poem... sounds like you've got a great friend even if the romantic relationship didn't work! Great friends aren't easy to find... and are to be treasured!

[This message has been edited by suthern (edited 09-27-1999).]
Lucie
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14 posted 09-27-1999 03:57 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Thanks to all for replying.

Graham.. you know me.. I find humor in every little thing!
Andrew Scott
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15 posted 09-27-1999 07:22 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

A good read Lady Lucie. You and your family are fortunate to have as much. I particularly liked the last stanza and the last couplet. How true it is.
Tara Simms
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16 posted 09-27-1999 09:45 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Great read, Lucie. Your kids are very lucky to have a man like that in their life.

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It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley
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Pufalove
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17 posted 09-30-1999 02:49 AM       View Profile for Pufalove   Email Pufalove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pufalove

Hey Luc....finally had time to read this......no wonder he wants to frame it. He IS a great father, friend, and the Best of the Best! I know he will always be there for you. Very well done.....(I need lessons)
Could you send me a couple of good ideas. Oh, and then write them for me ,too. Chuckle....
Dragoness
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18 posted 09-30-1999 03:45 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

Lovely tribute!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
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