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He created the image of himself:
soft and warm a feminine's delight
and if need be
firm and strong a masculine's sight
He was like a pillow outside
and a diamond inside
he breathes freely
and shines
a handsome man that could say no
he never wrote a poem
nor acted in a play
and god forbid
you should get in his way

Irwin R. Shaw - December 30th 1987