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In Memoriam

 
Marvin*
(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
valiant
to the last
 
Had done his
best
was time to
rest
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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