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Can't Keep a Good Man Down

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IMG_0058(Edited).jpgCan't Keep a Good Man Down

Somewhere over France, they shot down
my true life 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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~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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dcmarti1

"he married his nurse, true love to stay,"

I'm not crying, you're crying!

 

 

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tonyv

A dignified tribute, Judi. I can't believe he survived with a broken neck after being shot down! They don't make them like they used to.

Tony


Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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