Frederick Kesner

Rookie - 252 Points (28 August / St. Thomas University Hospital)

Goodbye, Gaston - Poem by Frederick Kesner

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My uncle, Gaston,
mum's elder brother, ,
died whilst I cradled him
in the crook of me arms.



He lay there bliss-filled;
Faint lustre of his boyhood charms.



It was a waiting game
and he was hanging on.
He held back grim Reaper's blade
Unmindful that he'd had it made.



I whispered in his ear
About the good times,
our common dreams;
how it was okay to let go,
to forgive and be forgiven.



Then off he floated, by candle's glow,
like the silent flutter of wispy snow.








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Poet's Notes about The Poem

It was the most curious & intimate experience to have someone die in your arms.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 7, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, February 11, 2013


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