March 25, 2016

Faces

Faces 
By John R. Greenwood

"Chaz"


faces pass us by every day
some fade from view
others
cling to us for a lifetime

eyes filled to the brim
with wonder
and grace

a photo drops from an envelope
landing face up
his energy 
still speaks volumes

there are voids never filled
songs never sung
stories left unwritten 

but certain faces remain 
vivid in spirit
strong in character
always fresh as yesterday
pushing us to live for today

don’t cry

"fly"



Written in honor and memoriam of Charles E. “Chaz” Dake 







3 comments:

  1. "his energy still speaks volumes" and the stanza that follows really jumped out at me, having recently had a loved one die. Beautifully put.

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  2. Such a young man -- his bright face will be remembered by many I am sure. Like your words. -- barbara

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