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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

In Memory of David Kirkwood


 Father, Friend, Olympic Silver Medal Winner, Actor
The Pentathlon of Life

He came into her life
riding his steed,
and carried her away
to different lands.

Fencing,
finessing with Foils,
Rattling the Sabre
at life
he charged cross country,
through land and water,
with a pistol
at the ready,
his aim always exact

And the five stars
of his life ,
Big star Sylvia and 4 little stars
applauded
as life was decorated with silver
on an
international  podium.

Thousands of moons later,
Silver now adorned the chin,
The Microbial Épéé
targeted the whole body;
and he gave
a great and spirited fight
encouraged by
his 5 stars 
from across the country

He stands now
on a podium of the Mind;
smiling at his stars,
eyes full,
trying to capture it all
on the camera of his mind.
His final cross-world run
to the
Big Field.

Ride on, David Kirkwood,
an honor awaits;
a medal awaits;
A medal for a great friend and father,
around your neck,
in Gold.....


By Suranga

36 comments:

Mama Zen said...

This is lovely tribute, Sylvia.

gigihawaii said...

What a beautiful, simply gorgeous bride you were! That smile is still unforgettable, Sylvia. And your husband resembles your youngest son. Mahalo for the memories.

clairz said...

What a wonderful memorial. I'm sorry for your family's loss, Sylvia.

George said...

This is a wonderful tribute.

TexWisGirl said...

wow. a very handsome man. i can see why you fell for him, sylvia. and you have your lovely sons because of him. :)

Ann said...

I had to ggogle him, so he was your man? you remained good friends?

Al said...

What a wonderful tribute, Sylvia. It looks like he lived a full and joyful life. My deepest condolences to your and your children.

Jenn Jilks said...

What a beautiful tribute. You are a beautiful person.

Thanks for visiting!

robin andrea said...

A beautiful tribute, Sylvia.

Cildemer said...

Oh! It's a very nice tribute. Sorry for you and your family.

***
Hugs, Sylvia****

magiceye said...

beautiful tribute

SandyCarlson said...

A touching tribute, to be sure. God bless, Sylvia.

Jack said...

Well done, Sylvia. He was a handsome and accomplished man.

Linda Reeder said...

Wow. He was one gook looking guy! My condolences to you and your family.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Very nice tribute, Sylvia.. He was a handsome man.. Like me, you have wonderful kids because of him.. My kids are from my first hubby --who was not nearly as handsome as David!!!!

Prayers for your family.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I am so sorry..what a vibrant man he was and it looks like he lived his life well...I am sorry for yours and your childrens' loss....Michelle

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautifully done Sylvia.

Linnea said...

What a lovely selection of photos Sylvia. He must have been quite a man! I'm sure you have lots of fond memories from your time with him.

Mridula said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss Sylvia.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a wonderful pictorial tribute Sylvia, your children are very lucky to have such a special mother.

Enrique G.A. said...

Sylvia,this is lovely tribute

Steffi said...

This is a wonderful tribute,Sylvia!
I am so sorry to hear about your loss!

Arija said...

I am so sorry Sylvia. Yes, you were a very beautiful bride.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a tribute Sylvia, I am very sorry for your family's loss.

I agree with Arija you made a very beautiful bride.

ladyfi said...

Such lovely shots. And once again, so sorry to hear about your loss and that of your children.

DeVona said...

Lovely tribute, Sylvia. Peace be with you all!

DeVona said...

The accompanying poem illustrates and honors his life so well! Thank you for sharing ...

Martha Z said...

A beautiful and loving tribute, Sylvia. My heartfelt condolences to you and your children.

Team G Square said...

Rest in Peace Mr David .

Indrani said...

Great tribute.
Such a wonderful collage. Says the story in a nutshell.

Genie said...

What a beautiful tribute to one you and others loved so much. May he rest in peace in our beautiful Heaven. I loved the collage of his photos. It really did bring him to life for us. genie

Laura said...

a beautiful tribute Sylvia...I am so sorry for your loss.

Kay said...

This is such a beautiful tribute, Sylvia. What an amazing man. You were such a beautiful bride and you're even more beautiful now. I'm so sorry he's gone.

Rohit Sareen said...

lovely tribute...God Bless you all and may he rest in peace!

JM said...

What a wonderful tribute! I just love the b&w mosaic. Let me tell you again how sorry I am.

Francisca said...

Oh Sylvia, thank you for sharing your and your children's loss . Suranga wrote a soulful poem and the montage is beautiful. You were a gorgeous bride with a handsome groom.

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