Eli E. Elliott, Jr. Rest in Peace, Dad

My father died this week. To the end he was his own man as he chose hospice care over hospital care. To the end he was teaching his survivors how to live. By doing so he proved there is no end, only a pause. All that he was had evolved from what came before and what we all are evolved out of that as well. So it is in every family, as Mother Ann of the Shakers said, “Every force evolves a form.”

I wrote this poem about twenty years ago to honor my father:

7 Replies to “Eli E. Elliott, Jr. Rest in Peace, Dad”

  1. Terry, I an very sorry to hear of your loss. I appreciated the poem. Looks like he was a collecter of life’s stuff, just like me.

    I hope you and your family will have comfort in good memories.

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