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Cleansing the soul through verse

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As a sports fan, he gave a lot of attention to the Cubs and the various legends that surround that team, written with a lighthearted banter that captured my fancy, even though I knew little to nothing about said team.

However, one of the pieces was vastly different, and, years later, I can still remember the poignancy of the words.

It described a man alone and broken, devastated by the loss of his wife and making no excuse for the emotional rambling that turned out to be one of his most powerful pieces.

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