For Elliot - A Poem by N. Daniel
Updated: Sep 8, 2019
You went through life at such a pace.
At birth you nearly ran a race!
I follow you, more slowly now,
in quiet steps my heart allows.
Your childhood was built with care.
Colorful blocks strewn everywhere!
Each one a vibrant part of you,
The foundation on which you grew.
Venturing out into the world,
You loved, you danced, your dreams unfurled.
Camping! Fishing! Hunting! Canoes!
You tended to a goal or two.
Discovery urged you to create.
You plucked rock songs on strings of fate!
Your anthems heard so clearly still,
Though youthful, played with profound skill.
It seems a dream, your boyhood face.
The sheepish smirk I can't replace.
My subtle tease, your withheld grin.
Your eyes alight to pierce my dim.
I went outdoors this afternoon
And in the breeze I caught your tune.
Your gaze shined warmly from the sun.
I felt your smile. I felt each one.
- September 6, 2019. -