Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Poem in Remembrance of Paul Goldstein 2010 by Sue

A Poem in Remembrance of Paul Goldstein 2010

by Sue

A Penny Found on the Ground dated 1975
The year I met you on the phone,
When, ‘MODENT’ was new and alive.

I Found an Invoice, in a Jar of Dreams You sent to me in Maine
It says to write down all my Dreams
And keep them in my Heart,

I’ll keep it there in the Jar,
Or, perhaps I’ll put it in a frame
It matters not what I do
For without you life has not been the same

The recipe for Rice Salad
Remains in lettered Red
Because that was the only pen
I had as I copied what you said

A Penny found on the Ground dated 2007
The year you left the Earth for Heaven
To Join the Songs of Angels

Dear Paul...

Dear Paul,

Things are a bit hectic this year. Moving again, although this time a bit unexpected. I think you'd like the new place. Reminds me a little of Salt Point, without the crazy landlord though we hope. Mom is still in Latham, and doing OK. We had a big Thanksgiving get-together at the Desmond with her, although I think you already know that. The heart-shaped potato on her plate was a nice touch. You must be so proud of Stephanie. The rest of the kids are doing well. All the girls are all either in, or finished with college, and I'm sure Alec will end up there too. Say hi to Dad, the grandparents, and everyone else. I think maybe tonight we'll whip up a batch of coffee-pot mac-n-cheese, some pudding, and watch Murder By Death. I'll leave a chair for you.

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