When tragically passed

To the great unknown

When spirit of the body

Has finally outgrown

When laid to rest

Are your old bones

A tribute will stand

That’s written in stone


Life now summed up

By the dash between dates

A symbol that does it best

But can never illuminate

All that you were

All that we celebrate

Squashed into that space

A memorial fate


All that once was

Now a solitary line

Between those two dates

Displaying your time

All those years of adventure

Are compressed, redefined

Life becomes a hyphen

On your masonry shine




Cameron  D Hamilton 05/04/2017


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