Can't help but smile

Even if it was only
for a little while
he melted our hearts
with that big ol smile

He stood taller than most men I've seen
 and if mad,
 man he was meaner than mean

He was smart, keen ,clean
 and sharp as a tack
if you did him right
he'd forever have your back

  He was a grizzly bear
 with a lambs spirit
If you had to get
 something off your chest
 he'd be the first that wanted to hear it

He loved too much,
everything and everyone
 this is true,
He'd give the shirt off his back to a stranger
let alone me or you

 He didn't care too much
for things of this world
 except for my mom, sisters and me
and then there was his old dog Sarge,
his Chevy pickup "Old Black"
and that damned ol Model T.

 A Simple Man he was
Even when he had so little ,
to him he had it all
 no matter how big an issue was to him,
to him, they were all so small

He adored Native Americans and their way of living
the way they learned to survive and their ways of giving

 His big hands would always be busy
working on cars or
eating his favorite ice cream
never at a still, life was too short
 for that is the way he made it seem

 It didn't take much
 to bring that man joy
 giving him a broken pocket watch
 was like giving a child
a brand new toy

He loved us all
with all of his heart
and gave everything
 to give us a new life
and a Fresh Start

He gave us more
 than a new beginning ,
Especially for me ,
He helped me gain
 a new sense
a new identity.

 Now he's been gone
 for quite some time
 but ever so close to me ,
you see

Even if he's no longer here
and we only had him for a little while
 when we forget who we are
somehow he reminds us
 and just like that we can't help but smile!!
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