The Tough-Guy Act Has Seen Its Last Season
The tough-guy act has seen its last season
As your eighth decade on this world arrives
You thought you could bully love from your son
True affection from tenderness derives
You come around long enough to flash
To abused children the money you stole
The sorry truth is no amount of cash
Can redeem you in your fatherly role
I still contemplate your old age with dread
Seeing no dilution of your poison
You will be lethal till age one hundred
A vicious bile yet driving your person
    I fear relief will come only with death
    The sad truth dawns with each year that passeth.
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