Friday, 24 October 2014

Enough Light: Three sonnets, one prose poem and an asymmetric scream - 2

Eulogy for John

This man, a burning oak, a solid flame
who gave me both my stature and my name
who played the game of life without a show
who bathed us in his proud and loving glow

The steady shine that helped to keep us sane
persisted through those final months of pain;
the dark disease that dimmed then stole your light
could not conceal your dignity, your might

We know you know we loved you: still we cry
we miss the canny twinkle in your eye
We cherish all the time we ever had
with this good man, this husband, with this dad

The time is done, we say good bye John Fell
The highest praise is due: you lived life well

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