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by Tinker
Rated: E · Book · Writing · #2152501
Inspired by challenges at Poet's Place Cafe, a forum designed to hone your writing skills.
#953084 added February 25, 2019 at 8:54pm
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Can't Keep a Good Man Down
Can't Keep a Good Man Down

Somewhere over France, they shot down
my life long hero, my Uncle Ray.
World War II fighter pilot, that day,
survived to return to the USA,
ninety-five years he hung around.

His neck was broken when shot down
"was his lucky day", he used to say,
married his nurse, found love that would stay,
a good life with laughter, work, and play,
Dad to two girls, they're still around.

A baby when he was shot down,
my first memory, he rescued me.
He always made me laugh, he would be
my counsel, mentor, he guided me.
I felt safe when he was around.
                   ~~Judi Van Gorder

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