He was a beautiful man


Cruel at times


He doled it out

We lived it


But so beautiful

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I adored him

Loved him

Hated him

Feared him

Needed him

Revered and respected him

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I can see

Now from a distance

He was lost



Terrified more like it

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But you would never know it

To see his stature

His confidence

His arrogance

His certainty


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Ruled with an iron hand

Stony heart

Maybe he was pretend

Maybe he was hollow

Maybe he was broken

His conscience wounded

Unable to grasp

Unable to feel

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Pitiable now

Not the giant who once loomed

Nor the terror

Just contrite


Full of regret

And oh so beautiful

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