Farewell, But Never Goodbye
(A Poem by Craig Kyzar in Memory of Hudson)
So bravely you fought,
through a world filled with pain.
Accepting peace with more grace than ever.
A warm pool of shards.
So many fond memories.
I smile at their brilliant reflection,
and bleed as they cut ever deeper.
Your road has not ended.
Such roads never do.
They simply transform into new.
Now free of the structure
and harshness of life,
finally free to walk your own path.
I will carry you forward
in this new life I find,
and bury my anger beneath gratitude.
I know you were ready.
Well, I never was.
I hope I made you proud,
as you have always made me.
Today, I awaken to a somber grey sky.
A mourning world relays my emotion.
But later on, in a day or two,
The sky will clear again.
The sun will shine through
and deliver your warmth.
This time not from beside,
but high above.
I will see you then,
and I will know
that we truly never part at all.
About the Author
Craig Kyzar is a former journalist and international attorney, earning his Master of Laws degree from NYU School of Law. Upon graduation, Craig spent eight exciting years practicing law in large firms around Manhattan before turning his focus toward a much smaller clientele. Today, Craig is heavily involved in nonprofit work dedicated to enhancing children’s literacy skills and connecting economically disadvantaged youth with a life-changing love of reading.