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Keep Dancing, Always

One of the many challenging tasks this week has been finding several ways to express who my dad was in a mere limitation of words. As part of a piece constructed for his acknowledgment cards was the poem below:

From Byera to Brooklyn, 
and each stop along the way, 
We’ll always remember,
your warm embrace,
that charismatic laugh, 
every “how yuh deh, man?”
that big smile in each photograph. 

From Byera to Brooklyn,
And each stop along the way,
We’ll never forget,
Your relentless hard work, 
Your selfless ways, 
You being there,
No matter what, always. 

From Byera to Brooklyn,
And each stop along the way,
It’s hard to let go,
Of your approach to life, 
Simple. Loving. Peaceful.
You being you. 
šŸŽµWonderful World, Beautiful PeoplešŸŽµ

From Byera to Brooklyn, 
Of everything you were,
And are. 
Nass. Zoro. Dad. And more...
Keep dancing, to your next stop.
Bam, de Dum, bam, bam bam! 
Keep dancing, always. 

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