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A Valentine Card (2/15/88)

William Goresko 1951 (Philadelphia, PA) – 2008 (Willow Grove, PA)

Today, my son, you drew me
A Valentine card
With pictures of dinosaurs
Ringed by the words
"Hugs and Kisses"
Proclaiming your love for me.
Within your little chest
There beats an enormous heart;
A lovely untamed beast,
It tugs and strains at
The worldly tethers
Which hold it back trying to
Keep it from bursting forth.
I too drank that same
Magical elixir upon which
You feed but slowly as
The cup ran dry have
Lost the way. From these
Rough and ragged seas,
You are a lighthouse
On the distant shore,
A brightly shining beacon.
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William Goresko

William Goresko was an avid landscape photographer, a lover of backpacking and the outdoors, a voracious reader of classical literature and ardent fan of classical music as well as 60s rock and folk music. He also loved cooking and watching Sixers basketball games. He was a floor sander by trade. In 1984 at age 32 he was rendered quadriplegic in a car accident and lived for 24 more years. He retained his love of life and had a strong will to live. All poems were written a few years after the accident, typed one letter at a time, using a sip and puff device. Poems were submitted by his wife Cheryl. more…

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