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David


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David

I hardly knew him.
We sat on the beach
At the party
Exchanging small talk.
I liked his gentle smile.
He brought me a bunch of ferns
As if they were
The world’s finest roses.
I laughed.
Delighted at the gesture.
He said he was Francis’s cousin.
“I love Francis,” he said
“And I love you too.”
He touched my heart,
Though I hardly knew him.
I wish I’d known him better.
I saw him dead,
Lying in his coffin,
Still wearing his gentle smile.
Looking at him,
I was shocked.
I never saw death before.
I cried,
And I wished I’d known him better.
 
Written by Ann McQueen (now Justin), sometime in the early 1980″s, I believe.
This poem was about a man by the name of David Jules, whom I met only once before he died. That one occasion I met him was at a beach party, and I was struck by his gentle manner, and touched by the gesture of the ferns.
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