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Struggle To Be Still
by Kathleen A Keena

Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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In Memorial


Struggle To Be Still


My father's dilapidated frame

having lately succumbed to death

showed no lingering regrets

or held on a moment beyond

 when he left;

his head on the bed,

there, his absent form.

Unimpressive, tame.

Nothing of him



He exited that day

a willing participant

departing pain.

Death relieved him

of the great difficulty

of breath,

and with him left,

Leaving us

this aged, broken husk

that once contained

a giant.


But only one

so perilously present

can become

so absolutely absent.


For him and all of us

descended from him know, 

we live

too closely

to the bone.


Although we must

release to nature's will,

it is a mighty struggle

to be still. 







Kathleen Keena
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Reviewed by Connie Faust 4/30/2011
A memorable poem and a fitting tribute to your father--thank you for sharing it.

Reviewed by TONY NERONE 11/29/2009
I am sorry for your loss. I thought this was an excellent piece in honor of your Father.

Tony Nerone

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