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A Great Man I am Honored to Represent

July 15, 2009
By ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

A great man
I am honored to represent
A man who has been by my side
Protecting me, teaching me
Encouraging me.
A man who has been more than a father
To me
A man with a deceived image and
He who listens and understands
But twists the story around
For a better understanding
He who makes the wisest choices
He who never backs down
He who stands and speaks his mind
He whom I shall never rise over
Whom I shall never sass
Whom I shall never forget to thank
A great man
I am honored to represent.

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem for my grandfather. He is my hero and a very good mentor and inspiration to me. I love him so much and I cannot think of a better way to thank him for all that he has done.

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carijoy SILVER said...
on Aug. 22 2009 at 6:30 am
carijoy SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
8 articles 24 photos 51 comments
This is a great poem! I love your topic, you accurately depicted how we as humans are personally representations of our relatives, and I'm sure your grandfather is honored to have you write this about him. :) Keep up the good work!

on Aug. 14 2009 at 7:09 pm
ramnapotter PLATINUM, Toronto, Other
26 articles 1 photo 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow...”

There is truly a story behind your words, and you have connected greatly with the reader. Ode to you, my friend.

I can see you have commented on many pieces of mine.

I appreciate it very much. Thank you.

I advise you to read one of my pieces called

"Masquerades of Perfection".

Check it out sometime? Thanks again.