Gentle Joe, always smart,
polite in manner and chat,
a fighter to the bitter end,
a family man and a friend.
You lived your life to the full,
weathering the storm of time,
basking in the lull of the storm;
life was never boring or dull.
Dancing beguiled you with its allure,
your steps graced many a dance floor,
keeping you fit, youthful and very alert,
you had to give it up with much regret.
The Lord granted you plentiful years,
and now grants a new life of ease,
under the shade of the Tree of Peace,
beside the babbling brook of repose.
Time will soften the harshness of your absence,
memory will recall the sweetness of your presence,
and the bitterness of this day will depart;
for you will always live in our heart.
Isam Hussain's Other Poems
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
Comments about this poem (Farewell Joe by Isam Hussain )
Poem of the Day
- Daffodils, William Wordsworth
- Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
- Home And Love, Robert William Service
- Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
- If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
- The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
- Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
- Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
- Hedgehog, Paul Muldoon
- Being With You, Heather Burns
(27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953)
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
- Heather Burns
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(1679 - 1718)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
Maithili Sharan Gupt
(3 August 1886 – 12 December 1964)
William Butler Yeats
(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939)
(10 April 1932 - 20 December 2000)