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                                                                                                 what can we do against death, shajil

                                                                                                                  but assert life’s power?

                                                                                                                     like aeneas in virgil’s

                                                                                                                              ancient poem

                                                                                                                     you take your father

                                                                                                                      upon your shoulders

                                                                                                            to escape the deadly flames

                                                                                                   and the devastation all around you

                                                                                                                and with deliberate care

                                                                                                                         carry him forward

                                                                                                                               back into life

                                                                                                                             “pious aeneas”

                                                                                                                        pious shajil as well

                                                                                                                                    his name

                                                                                                                                   and yours

                                                                                                                      will be remembered

                                                                     JACK FOLEY
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