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Poetic Obit for Wally Nelson
09 Jun 2002
The race to death/Is too democratic/
It takes the Wally Nelsonís/We need/And the Jonas Savimbiís/We donít
For Wally

Death is soooo democratic
Everyone gets elected
Absolutely no one loses
The race to death
Is too democratic
It takes the Wally Nelsonís
We need
And the Jonas Savimbiís
We donít
We cannot bargain with death
We cannot give the shadow of life
A dozen Osamabin Ladenís
For one Wally Nelson
Even though itís a good deal.
Death sucks
The life out of non-violent warriors who
Question what harm they do, always
Yet killers without mercy or conscience
Still walk the Earth
Their time allowing more harm
Among us.
Death is democratic
But no one said it is fair.
But death does not take all
It cannot
It is a shadow and cannot hold
Everything.
Death moves away with our shadow
But those who remain behind
Move memories about
Rearrange our thoughts
Redistribute our deeds.
Thereís a whole lot of Wally Nelson
around here.
Itís a good thing, too.
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