kid and hand

The Neighborhood Father

(Ernest “Big Poppa” Cheatham, RIP)

When they say,
“It takes a Village to raise a child,”
understand that Big Poppa WAS the Village.
the Greatest Example of what it means to be a Man…

A Man’s Man…
About his Wife,
About his Family,
About his Business.

Stood on his Word with both feet,
the barometer to which manhood is measured.
He is what more men in our community should be
and he LOVED Us
and we LOVED him back,
cause he raised us all
the only father some of us ever had,
the only father some of us ever knew.
He was there for us during the worst of times,
celebrated with us during the best of times.

He was our Rock.
because of all that He WAS,
and when his soul elevated,
he took a part of us with him,
but left behind enough jewels and life lessons
for us to carry on,
on this side of life
without him.




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