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John F. McCullagh

(09/28/1954 / Flushing)

Heart’s Desire


For years it was the seat of Love;
an all-consuming fire.
Eros was his guiding light
to which his thoughts aspired.
His words have touched so many hearts,
a master of his art.
But now his heart is silent
but not his Heart’s desire.
For, surely, one who loved so well
lives on an astral plane.
I cast my verses and my pen
With Shakespeare in the grave
And pray the Lord his soul to keep
While we his music save.

Submitted: Friday, October 11, 2013
Edited: Saturday, October 12, 2013

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My Tribute to Chis (Shakespeare's waste bin) a fine Romantic poet whose death last night is a terrible lost to all.

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