Meager Words
An ode to one of my beloved fathers, whose soul, not blood, we briefly shared.

Beyond the veil we all must go

though what we'll find, we cannot know.

Will friends long lost await us there?

Will they sport gray or richer hair?

Will we look different doffed of skin?

Will we recognize kith or kin?

I know not what the answers be,

But confident am I that we

Do with our hearts and minds transform

The worlds into which we are born.

For all stars, dim or bright, pass on

But their light lingers, dusk till dawn.

So I, in quiet moments, vow

To search the skies and wonder how

I might of those stars worthy be

Who gently shone their light on me,

And pray I, one day, hear friends talk

Of me with half my love for 'Doc.'

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6

that Doc's passing has touched each and every person in this community the same way it did me, which was the real reason I decided to put words to the moment.

I almost didn't post it for fear of the act appearing narcissistic, but decided that this group would be less prone to such suspicions than any other to which I'm party.

Love you all.

7

A wonderful heartfelt poem.  Thanks for sharing it with us.  

Still in the Philippines?  I'm heading there next week (Manila and Pangasinan).

9

Thanks so much for sharing it with us. It really does touch a chord, one I hope will continue to reverberate in all our lives.

10

Thanks so much for posting this, Jonezie. I've been on a three week oddysey moving from San Antonio to Kennewick WA. Finally got my computer up and running.

It sure is a void knowing our friend Jeff has gone to be with the Lord, which is far better for him but poorer for us. We will all miss him greatly, one of those unforgettable people you "meet" in life.

Good to see there are friends still hanging around.

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