Saturday, April 17, 2010


In memory of Hector Combattente
April 17, 1989 - October 27, 1995

why am I still here?
the old man asks again;
for us, we answer,
to know that the world revolves
and that spring has come again


Tinky said...

This brought a tear to my eye, Adelaide. Thanks....

Adelaide said...

Thank you, Tinky. My father was a remarkable man, not just because he lived such a long time, but for his determination and courage to face obstacles and chalanges.


old pajamas said...


Lovely anguish, so hard to bare, I imagine. Thank you.....old pajamas

Adelaide said...

thank you,

Lorena said...

such a beautiful poem and such beautiful wisdom

T.Migratorius said...

This is wonderful. What beautiful tributes you have paid to your parents poetically.

Adelaide said...

Thanks, Robin. My parents have been gone a long time, but when you've had a good relationship with parents and a happy childhood, I don't think you ever forget them or miss them.


Adelaide said...

A belated Thank you to you, Lorena.