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For my father, Arthur (Arturo) - he was 93. This was one of his favourite hymns. Rest in peace Art!

H-e left this world as he entered - helpless -
O-n the edge of darkness gasping for air
W-hile I soundly slept unmolested in my bed

G-ot the call in the dark dead of night
R-easoning to myself it was a relief,
E-xcept reason rules the head - not the heart
A-nd I was sorrowed he had passed,
T-hat in his final moments he was alone

T-his song of praise, this burial hymn,
H-eralds the end of decrepitude and pain -
O-ctober came and went, and you were gone
U-nder a grey and misty ambient sky 

A-nd so you have earned your peaceful rest
R-eunited with Jackie - your one true love,
T-o sleep in the hope of the resurrection

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                  March 2015

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Date: 6/5/2016 10:44:00 PM
Congratulations, Keith!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/5/2016 10:56:00 PM
Nice to hear from you, Kim. Thanks for your comments.
Date: 6/5/2016 8:47:00 PM
Congrats on your win. A most beautiful poem and a great tribute to your Father. Well done.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/5/2016 10:55:00 PM
Cheers for that, Seosamh. I do appreciate your comments.
Date: 6/5/2016 8:39:00 PM
Keith, congratulations on your win! Hugs Eve
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/5/2016 10:51:00 PM
Thanks so much Eve. Appreciate it.
Date: 6/5/2016 7:59:00 PM
A beautiful and heartfelt tribute to your Father, Keith, in the Acrostic form that spells out his favorite hymn. Well done, and congratulations on your podium win in the contest. 7 Sandra
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/5/2016 10:54:00 PM
Thanks Sandra. My first and only acrostic. Maybe I'll try another.
Date: 6/5/2016 7:10:00 PM
Keith, congrats on your placement in the contest! :)-Luloo
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/5/2016 10:52:00 PM
Thanks Laura.
Date: 5/20/2015 10:52:00 PM
Wow! An amazing acrostic, Keith! So touching! Love, Kim
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 5/21/2015 12:32:00 AM
Glad you liked it Kim. I'd never written one before so I thought I'd give it a try. Hope you find peace in all that you do!