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In Memoriam

(for Cory, Malini, and Anjana)
Flesh and bone
he walked alone
and watched the
world go by
Wasn’t the kind
to moan and groan
when things
went awry
Did his due
paid his dues
nor cared to
question why
The quiet life
kids and wife
a roof beneath
the sky
Simple needs
simple deeds
had enough in
good supply
Brave and strong
he went along
let others do
what they may
Kept his thoughts
to his own self
let others live
their way
When time came
he bore it all
to the last
Had done his
was time to
the die had
been cast
And so flesh
and bone
but not alone
he left the world
one day
Sans adornment
or sham
as he lived
he passed away

* Marvin Meyer, an ex-in-law, passed on June 12, 2022

[© R.Kanth 2022]


Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda (Novel) , A Day in the Life (Novel), and Expiations (Verse)


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