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He sits & stares & doesn’t say a word-

Not even so much as would a tiny bird!

Silently, he sits, sometimes with a pout-

I just want to hold him & tell him not to doubt.

Oftentimes when he is in a strange place

-He seems only to recall his Dad’s familiar face.

He will talk about being a boy & going fishin’-

Always with his beloved Dad – on a fun mission!

He gives his Dad credit when it is Gary who deserves it-

Credit for running, losing weight & keeping fit!

His memories sometimes silence him, perhaps out of fear-

Would someone make fun of these things he holds dear?