Astronomy Picture of the Day

Thursday, August 11, 2011

For Fred I

For Fred Imus

Suddenly gone,


He was,

A familiar voice,

Kindred soul.

Seemed like I knew him from

Somewhere.

His voice was a balancing force

Against his brother,

A spirit like his,

Only different.


He was the younger?

Still surprised,

He seemed older by his

Simple

Country street

Wisdom.

Corny jokes?

A wellspring there,

My cringing face

Delighting

In his satire,

And

Wit.

Like the old ones that I visit,
(and me, getting older each day),

He got the wish we nearly all have,

To die peacefully in one’s sleep,

To exit quietly this life they have had,

Yet to those around them,

A shock,

No saying goodbye,


Only hazy and happy memories,

Of a man

Who was

Suddenly gone.







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