24 April 2012

In Best Tradition

In best tradition but less unruly energies
we came to celebrate his life reverently,
attest his passing

Each weighed real encumbrances sadly,
freed them for him to a better place
and rested gladly
Fidelity decreed he be lauded an honour
guard’s conscience of strong shoulders,
of frank admiration

And so it was an empathic farewell just
as it is in life and in death on this,
John Pfrunder’s last day
© 13 February 2012, I. D. Carswell