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To the Biggest man I ever knew.
A man who worked hard everyday.
Loved his Family, worshipped his wife.

Fussed and Fumed over his not always diligent sons.
Worried about his daughters.
Loved us all with undying devotion.

Not a rich man by worldly means.
His legacy being wife and children.
His Richs, Love of life.

A big man, though some could call him short.
Strong of will.
But tender of heart.

Many an hour, many a day.
He toiled to help
young children in need.

A ride to a hospital.
A ride to the Circus.
A ride to the Doctors.

Fund raisers he would work.
Until his own crippled feet would sorely hurt.
To complain was not in him to do.

I know, all this to be true.
To barrow a phrase from my brother.
For I am one of his not so diligent sons.

Don't do as I do.
Do as I say.
was one if his favorite sayings.

None of us boys were much good at heeding such sage advice.
When my days are counted up and the tally is due.
I hope I have lived by the example made by you.

In memory of my dad, James.


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The following comments are for "The Biggest man I ever Knew"
by Anowara

your poem

( Posted by: mmiss [Member] On: September 19, 2005 )

Thank you
Thank you for your kind words. This was the hardest poem I have ever writen. I wanted to honor the life of a man who was so much a part of my own life and the life of others.
By this poem I feel that my father is still touching the lives of others in a good way. Your kind words prove this. thank you Ano'wara

( Posted by: Anowara [Member] On: September 21, 2005 )

Fabulous poem my friend. My Dad was pretty much like yours I guess. He was hard as nails, and to say my world shattered when I first saw him cry would be an understatement. He taught me and my siblings a million things, and I wrote him a letter thanking him. He wrote me back even though his hands hurt. I framed the frickin letter and hung it on my wall! I'll bet none of my siblings have even thought to thank him for everything he's done for us. So I congradulate you, and hope that you are living by such a great man's example.

( Posted by: robert walker [Member] On: September 21, 2005 )

Pic is me
We were lucky to have my father for a long time.
Lets just say I am over half a century old and the Avator is Me on a hot summer night at my desk writing. But many have said that I am just a slightly younger version of my dad. I already have a good idea of what I will look like when I reach his age. My dad was 78 years old. I have a older brother and a younger one. My vanity allows me to think of all of us when we were younger.
Thank you for the Hearts and flowers.
My Dad passed Sept, 14, 2005

( Posted by: Anowara [Member] On: September 21, 2005 )

I liked a lot of the sentiments you relayed to the reader in this poem. My condolences to you on the loss of someone so dear to you.


( Posted by: feliciastone [Member] On: September 22, 2005 )

A song to be proud of
This is really nice, Ano'wara. As the son of a wise and quiet man, who worked (and still, at 67 works!) hard, probably 60+ hours a week, at a job where helping people is the core of his life... I should write more about him. This is a good reminder.

As the father of a 6-year-old son, I can only hope that some day, when I am gone, he writes something for me as strong and touching, heartfelt and full of love and respect as what you've left here as a memorial to your father. I can think of nothing I would want more at the end of my days than such words from my boy.

How few of us remember to thank our mothers and fathers, as often as we should, for the foundations they've laid for us and the soil they've tilled.

Thanks, again, for this one, Ano'wara.

( Posted by: andyhavens [Member] On: January 29, 2006 )

Thank you
From one writer to another.
Thank you

( Posted by: Anowara [Member] On: February 5, 2006 )

The Biggest man I ever knew
Wow, I am touched. I never expected my Fathers poem would be so well recieved. 410 hits +.
He was a very special man who touched many lives while he was here.
He is still touching lives.
Thank you for your kind words

( Posted by: Anowara [Member] On: July 15, 2006 )

Hey man stupendous .
Well its emotional straight from the heart
kind of like the pizza with peppers made fresh
who wouldnt like this poem . This is good /great
stuff keep on writin !!
God bless you for expressing so much love
and respect for your dad ;o)

( Posted by: RightingIt [Member] On: July 16, 2006 )

Umm I forgot
I forgot to say that you are a nice person after
all i hear from folks not likin their parents
and i am not even a parent but i love
my parents both mom and dad and u just expressed
what everyone feels this is the best poem
i ever read anywhere GOD Bless you!!

( Posted by: RightingIt [Member] On: July 16, 2006 )

Time has past
softening the loss of my father. I have dropped by occasionaly to check on this poem and others. I want to thank everyone for their kind words. Now that I am semi retired sounds good right. I plan on leaveing more work, ideas, blurbs hiccups and coughs on here. Keep writing on. Anowara

( Posted by: Anowara [Member] On: December 19, 2012 )

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