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A Reed-Thin Life

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



A thousand hopes and desires
Nurtured furtively in the night,
Stalked by blinding light of day,
Form the sinew
Of a reed-thin life,
Whirling like an autumn leaf,
Crazily in the wind.
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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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