This is a tribute to one of the most dignified people I have ever had the privilege of caring for. He and his family impacted my life deeply for almost 2 years. Some people grow deep roots into our hearts in no time…
Our beloved Gorge flares in a fury of flames and ash
Started by thoughtless fun and games
Fueled by bone dry underbrush,
By cowards who then skinked away and hid. No names.
On this Ash Tuesday
Another inferno has ran its course.
“I say what I mean and I mean what I say.”
His was a life lived deliberately
With honor, honesty, & humor. No remorse.
Simple and humble, hilarious, approachable.
A diligent, brilliant, outstanding human being
With warmth blazing through bright blue eyes
Fed by a fire in his belly, seemingly all-seeing.
His was a no nonsense, kick your ass to the floor, tell-it-like-it-is kind of warmth.
It was fueled by Polish pride and delivered with New Jersey precision.
Fiery and feisty,
Forever in our hearts, till we meet again.