Wednesday, July 13, 2016

In Memoria 

A dear friend passed but a week ago.
Apparently no one really noticed and not
many seemed to care. There’ll be no funeral,
no emotional memorial service, to mark the
passing of his life. No one will form up a
processional to the grave site, and few, if any
will toss flowers on the casket. Some may
not have noticed at all.

If I’m honest, I have to admit he was a bit
of a pest at times.  He insisted on strict rules
and procedures, often causing me heart burn
over the smallest aspect.  Many a man was
hampered by his insistence in fair play and
equality, but he always seemed to have
the best interests of others in mind. I slaved
over him in a career spanning some 30 years.

Taken from us in a blast in a parking garage
in Dallas, Texas, a bomb, attached to a drone,
cut him down in the prime of his life.  Oh,
some will say he got what he deserved after
hatred reared its ugly head and cost the lives
of five police officers.  No need for charges
to be brought or a costly trial.  “String ‘em up”
echoed through the night, an eerie blast from
our not so distant past. 

So farewell old friend. I fear for our future.

R.I.P.  Due Process

--Ken Ferguson--
Artista di Parole

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