Always kept emotions cloaked
expect for anger when provoked.
Silent, stoic, laid back and calm
yet haunted by the ghosts of Nam.
Wiser than all of us kids knew,
we learned a lot about life from you.
We joked that you had the gift of sight,
we couldn't hide anything try as we might.
Sarcastic humor is what you did best
we got that from you and for that we are blessed.
There were good times and there were bad
but we always remember you with a smile dad.