Elegy for Dad

His Birthday just past


There were six of us in total

For the deed of burying you and so it is

That I know that it is right and just

To say here that all shall be

The better if you just stood and got damned for

Being all you were – a man who achieved what no-one appreciated

Crossing to seas and then another to make it

To my mother’s heart.  I will be

Then and there the one

Who remits this to those who go

And come without necessary reading

Of the tongue of you and not mine

For I will be the better for this

Now I know how sad

I am.

View original post

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: