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What Makes him Great?

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Spring Heeled Jim
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since 11-22-1999
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0 posted 11-25-1999 10:30 AM       View Profile for Spring Heeled Jim   Email Spring Heeled Jim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Spring Heeled Jim

This poem is for my friend Ruby, who's father used to beat her until she reported him to the police. Now he has run away. She says she has forgiven him and I beleive her, I just don't understand how she can be so strong.

What makes him great?
his golden smile?
His mellow tone begs
wait a while.
The way he walks all over you?
The things that he demands you do?
The bruises howling on your face,
to remind you of your place.

What makes him great
he way he walks?
and makes you shut up
when he talks?
When he comes home drunk and sad
that it's to late to be a good dad?
The times you cry and wish him dead
then shower him with love instead?

He is not great
he is but small
And you walk tallest
of us all.
© Copyright 1999 Spring Heeled Jim - All Rights Reserved
RainbowGirl
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since 07-31-99
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1 posted 11-25-1999 10:33 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Superb and I wish your friend lots of hugs. It is easier to forgive than it is to hate and you're right, he is small.

HUGS

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hoot_owl_rn
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Nicely voiced words
Dark Angel
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3 posted 11-25-1999 05:59 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Small indeed he is. Terrific SHJ!

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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