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janice

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In memory

December 8, 2018

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Hey guys. My Great-Uncle Russell died yesterday (December 7) of old age at 92. He'd been sick for a couple of days, and we knew for a few years now that he wasn't doing too well, but it was still a pretty big shock. He was truly a remarkable person and accomplished many things in his life, including, but not limited to:
  • Earning a medal France (this was a couple of years ago, but I can't remember the name of the medal, sorry)
  • Seeing the plane fly under the Eiffel Tower (he wouldn't say who it was)
  • He fought and served the US in WWII
So yeah. Anyway, this poem is for him. 


This life lasts but a moment
We wish it had been more
For no saying, no thing spoken
Could rest at Death's front door

They say there is a better place
With Youth's abundant flowers
You've finished your long and tiring race
You've learned what really matters

The piece of paper may give proof
Their voices may bring grief
We try not to mind, we already knew
It's hard to find relief

The Cold, the Pain, it stays behind
Your burden has been laid
You've finally found your peace of mind
May you find rest today

 

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2 Comments
  • Quille

    I salute.
    Very sorry for your loss.
    The poem is beautiful :)


    8 months ago
  • nevaredhp

    I'm sorry for your loss :( nice poem though. Good rhyme scheme and rhythm.


    8 months ago