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poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

He's drunk again.
It's time to fight.
She must have done something wrong tonight.
The living room becomes a boxing ring.
It's time to run when you see him clenching his hands.
She's just a woman -
never again.

I hear her scream from down the hall.
Amazing she can even talk at all.
She cries to me, "Go back to bed."
I'm terrified that she'll wind up dead in his hands.
She's just a woman -
well never again.

Been there before, but not like this.
Seen it before, but not like this.
Never before have I ever seen it this bad.
She's just a woman -
never again.

Just tell the nurse, "You slipped and fell."
It starts to sting as it starts to swell.
She looks at you.
She wants the truth.
It's right out there in the waiting room with those hands -
Lookin' just as sweet as he can -
never again.

Seen it before, but not like this.
Been there before, but not like this.
Never before have I ever seen it this bad.
She's just a woman -
never again,
never again.

Father's a name you haven't earned yet.
You're just a child with a temper.
Haven't you heard, "Don't hit a lady?"
Kickin' your ass would be a pleasure.

Oh ... oooh.

He's drunk again.
It's time to fight - same old shit, just on a different night.
She grabs the gun.
She's had enough.
Tonight she'll find out - how fucking tough is this man.
She pulls the trigger fast as she can -
never again.

Seen it before, but not like this.
Been there before, but not like this.
Never before have I ever seen it this bad.
She's just a woman -
never again.

Seen it before, but not like this.
Been there before, but not like this.
Never before have I ever seen it this bad.
She's just a woman -
never again,
never again,
never again,
no ... never again.

- "Never Again," Nickelback

MP3 audio file (6.1 MB) http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/never_again.mp3

Album: Silver Side Up

Label: Roadrunner Records

Release Date: September 11, 2001