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'Family Matters' ~ #16-450-B
 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: March 21, 2017      Views: 426
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My new photo is a "selfie" and my name is Marilyn D.F. Boire, under the pen name of BeasPeas (after my mother, named Bea, who also wrote). I'm an artist and writer who loves to sing. My art is contemporary. Although I like to paint in oils and wa - more...

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Chapter 16 of the book Family Matters ~ Poetry & Prose
A Rime Couee poem ~ remembering my dad
"Truly The Last Boy Scout" by BeasPeas

Here truly stands the last boy scout
with ready cheer, he didn't pout.
In uniform was clad.

Mischief he loved, this wiry sprout,
his inner mettle made him stout,
though he was but a lad.

Soft spoken, firm, he didn't shout,
this good boy turned good man, no doubts.
His honor made me glad.

Here truly stands the last boy scout,
a proud, courageous man to tout,
for Billy was my dad.

Marilyn D.F. Boire ~ March 21, 2017
'Family Matters'



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Author Notes
Today was my dad's birthday. He was a brave, honorable man and I miss him.

The Rime Couee is a 12th century French rhyme form often used by troubadours. It's written in rhyming couplets with a third line where every one throughout rhymes. I've read various poems in this form which seem to differ in third line consistency, but I chose to write mine where all four last lines rhyme. Thank you Dorothy Fennell for encouragement to try to write one. Thank you for reading my poetry.

Syllables: 8-8-6 throughout.

Image: 'Camping At The Beach' - Billy, my dad, truly the last boy scout (circa 1920's).
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