Along island’s natural coast, you bade
Farewells…though you were already gone
At rest, free, unfettered…leaving memories
For handful of intimates to hold, keepsakes…
The crowd of admirers, as always, shut out
From your life and death, ever restricted.
How tenuous this life, the frail egos of men
Most of whom grasp and cling, strive for
One more day, hour of reputation, legacy…
True, some beg for, seek early release, but
You were big name, penned in bold strokes
And you shamed critics, left wealth to charity.
I was nothing, no one…but I loved, will
Always love you fiercely.
©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.
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