Ode to David

Ode to David

February, 2016


A church teeming with friends and family

whose lives he touched

Laughter and tears

For David


Gentleness, Kindness, Goodness

Never a hurtful word about others

Found the goodness in us all

That’s David


A true caretaker,

not just of our houses, our woods, our land,

but of others


Thoughtful, caring competent

Loved his family so wholly

Sunday dinners, all would gather.


Saturdays mowing the lawn, Noreen right by his side,

complementing his work with the weed wacker

A perfect pair


Happy on his tractor

fixing a broken pump

bringing the propane fridge back to life

He worked magic

A savior to us on so many occasions


An ever ready smile

shake of the hand

his kind nod


Watched over Grandma and Grandpa as they aged

and then Mom and Dad as they grew older

Taken from us far too soon.


The Adirondacks and the world

will be emptier for all of us now

How lucky we were to have you, David

Thank you for it all.


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