A Man for All Seasons (A Mara Prose Dedication Poem)

Title A Man for All Seasons (1966)

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This poem is dedicated to my Uncle Claude Terry, may he rest in peace.

He was a man for all seasons and it stood to reason that he would be admired and respected for all of his days

His courage and strength in his last remaining days were not without dignity and grace

He was a mover and shaker
A maker of all things greater

He overcame strife to live a prosperous life
and happily boasted of his prosperity

It was not done in conceit nor to compete, he simply did it for our posterity
Despite his memories starting to slip away, they could never erase the happiest of days

He often would vanish into his own world

And although at times these vanishings left him in a foggy haze, our Claude never drifted too far away

Until one day the Lord said it’s time my child for you to rest, you have done your best and passed all the tests

So our Claude closed his eyes for one last time

He drifted away much to our dismay and now the time has come for him to lay

He was a man for all seasons and there were so many reasons to admire, to cherish and
respect him

He was a class act, truly hard to follow and spent most of his life perfecting the art of commitment

He not only achieved it, and it’s not hard to admit to it but his success and legacy are just brilliant

So we say goodbye but only for a time because soon we will meet again

Pave a way for us Uncle Claude, because with you up there on our side, we know we can only expect the best for what’s to come

You were a man of all seasons and it stands to reason that we are all happy that you graced us with your presence

Rest now my special Uncle, you have earned it, you deserve it and you have our love eternal

~ Author Mara Prose


8 responses to “A Man for All Seasons (A Mara Prose Dedication Poem)”

  1. Beautifully written, I’m sure this makes your uncle so very proud. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Such a beautiful piece and a moving tribute to your uncle. Stunning.

    1. Thank you so much, Keeley! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. ericksenjamie Avatar

    What a wonderful read. Such a beautiful tribute!

  4. Kirsten Rosetti Avatar
    Kirsten Rosetti

    This is such a lovely poem, Mara. I’m so sorry for your loss. Your uncle sounds like a wonderful man, and this is such a great way to pay tribute to him.

    1. Really appreciate your positive feedback!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Reblogged this on Mara Prose and commented:

    Death โ˜น๏ธ

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