Sunday, June 21, 2009

Remembering Arvin

Photograph probably by Laura Murre
he was a boxer
and a pacifist
a socialist
who married a republican
a tireless worker
taken by naps
a short man
who stood tall
a whistler of his own tune
a rider of the rails
and one-time cowboy
a distruster of words
and teller of stories
a speedskater
a carpenter
given to long walks
a counselor
given to short talks
he was just kid enough
to be my old man
~ Ralph Murre


Anonymous said...

Very nice tribute.


Ralph Murre said...

thank you, anonymous carolyn - give my best to anonymous john