My Father Passed Away Today
Today my father died. He was found not breathing in his small apartment, on the floor.
It seems this year has thrown me a basket of hand grenades in which I caught almost all of them. The most I can do is write this poem.
Life has drawn in the reins so old and weathered and worn
A good life, a bad life, just life — in the end it all gets torn
Happiness long forgotten, and sorrow much entrenched
I’ll try to remember the fine line, but there is not much a difference
May he finally sleep that never ending night.
For my father John J Kelly III, who passed away 12/4/2016