A tribute to a young man
William James Farrer
It’s been a hard twenty-three years
For me, my dearest parents, my wonderful family.
And as I was growing and being cared for
As I was moving patiently around the corridors in hospitals
As I was craving at the chance to be a real man
To mix with men
To grow old
To see my father in his bleached white hair
To see my mother in her wonderful wise wrinkles
To sit next to my sisters in their wedding dress
And laugh at life without duress…
It all became too much.
All I ever wanted was a single chance.
Suddenly all of my dreams
Became a nightmare and a lost will
To carry me further…
Dad, Mum, sis, please forgive me
As I left you now
But I love you all
As you did me.
My last wish
For you to just remember me
Like he who never grew old,
As I wanted to remain in your hearts
Always a young boy…
© Iakovos Garivaldis