A Nice Old Man

Poem By Francis Duggan

About him he had such an amiable way
For everyone he had a cheerful good day
A down to earth old bloke and free of conceit
And nicer than him one could not wish to meet
His lovely wife passed on a few years ago
Some six decades of wedded bliss they did know
Their only child just twenty a brave and a handsome young man
Was brought home a dead hero from the war in Vietnam
For them it was such a heavy cross to bear
But that's life as some say though life's not always fair,
To strangers and friends he always said hello
And nicer than him one could not wish to know
In the Town Cemetery he was buried today
And with his wife and son he now forever lay.

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