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Great title, and this really made me want to know more about this man--so thanks for this poem.

FYI--"in spite" is always two words. And unless "bugtussel" is some local idiom, you stumped me with that one...

I like poetry to be short and spicy, and you've definitely achieved that!
I like this very much, too! What an honor to this humble man. Your poem is a charming tribute.
Reading your poem made me want to know this man. That's definitely a sign of a masterful make your reader want more. Kudos!
This is really a great character study/personal tribute poem.
Lovely tribute. Enjoyed this.
This makes me want to know more about Carl. Nice job.