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(11June 1940 / Binghamton, New York)

Smile Will Ya

Smile will ya, they tell me, but they do not comprehend
That humor is not lost to me, it's simply on the mend
Life got in the way and I don't laugh as I once did
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Wrote this as I was ending my time at The Pol Company after 37 years in the business. Just a note to our employees who knew nothing of my before I met them life

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  • Smoky Hoss (8/25/2012 6:17:00 PM)

    There's alot of power in this one; makes me think I need to try to understand others far more than I do, be more compassionate. Thanks James.

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