Patrick O'Reilly

Rookie (1988 / St John's, NL)

Tribute To A Dead Stranger - Poem by Patrick O'Reilly

You went,
A name without a face,
A name on everyone's lips,
Saying `Never more to pass unchallenged
Through the huddled halls of a high school',

Saying his parents had the strength of God and Hercules,
For him lying with his diploma
And flying his wings.

When you were young
Could you have ever known how
You would bring whole sobbing towns into a single room
To remember you and sing your praise,
Or how even strangers would shave their heads for you?

And now you are gone.

Comments about Tribute To A Dead Stranger by Patrick O'Reilly

  • (5/11/2006 3:15:00 PM)

    Copy cat lol LOVE YA! Eden (Report) Reply

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  • (5/10/2006 6:48:00 PM)

    Patrick, a great tribute to A Passed Stranger, the secret is, how you are remembered, when you do go. This is the Ultimate Barrier.imo 10 from Smiling at you, Tai (Report) Reply

  • (5/10/2006 6:43:00 PM)

    every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end. & nothing stays the same. my favorite line here: you would bring whole sobbing towns into a single room.' wise statement, keep 'em up. i like the spacing & the style- Sus. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 18, 2006

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