His hair is the iron grey of strength,
streaked with black remnants
like steel tempered in the furnace of life,
made stronger by the heat
and colored by the experience.
The skin on his hands is the color
of burnished bronze,
tough and soft as the cured leather
it resembles, bearing the scars
of favorite stories
and secrets never to be revealed.
He is reserved, but loves
with passion, pride in his family
apparent in every smile.
taken from the art of Christina Gault