visited the roadhouse on days after
a brawl to pay for damage to the premises

fought on the battlefields of France in WW I
held a classified position at home three decades later

writhed and moaned during a recurring nightmare
about a kitten, coat and railroad station

drank whiskey, shot craps on Saturdays
taught Bible class on Sunday mornings

tried to live according to the teachings of Christ
yet rejected the concept, Son of God

ran his thumb through a power saw right after
he finished teaching a class on safety

read philosophy, history, Shakespeare, the Psalms
delighted in Peanuts, Pogo and musical theatre