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Poem: “David Reardon (January 23, 1951-November 21, 2015)”

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David Reardon (January 23, 1951-November 21, 2015)

 

You were there, David, with me.

I was there with you.

 

We were drawn together and pushed apart

by circumstances,

our souls,

our yearnings,

ignorant luck and

fatal choice.

 

Now you have left without me.

I am left without you.

 

Patrick T. Reardon

11.21.16

This poem originally was published by Silver Birch Press on December 6, 2015.  It is also one of the poems in the collection Requiem for David to be published by Silver Birch Press in February.

2 Comments

  • Abigail Foerstner Posted November 21, 2016 4:29 pm

    How beautiful, Pat. I am sure David, in the peace beyond us, is cherishing this poem and the collection to come. I look forward to your book. Hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving. Abbi

    • Patrick T. Reardon Posted November 22, 2016 12:23 pm

      Thanks, Abbi. It seems like Hinsdale was just yesterday! Have a good Thanksgiving!

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