too walk, in their shoes, today.
died young, I did,
like grandma and granddad before...
Their hearts failed
while they were, yet young.
all of them, young.
this then young, but 62.
know I not, but that its is.
together children, had they lost,
together and apart.
My uncle lost, but one,
my grandparents, but two.
... many years, were lost, with regret
and a marriage too.
still, in the end,
the regret, took a greater toll
a greater toll, then it should.
My wife lost i young, almost...
younger then them all.
no regret do I have,
and no loss, do i share.
but a greater understanding,
and compassion do i share.
For the near miss, and loss,
*My story, and my families. I nearly died at age 50 with a collision, with a cement truck. My wife nearly died from stomach cancer like my Uncle Willard had done over a decade
My grandparents Leo Herzog and Elnora (Nora) Byington Herzog, died young at 62 of heart disease.
Uncle Willard lost a son in a snowmobile accidents and marriage of + 25 years . My grandparents lost two children, young, in car and motorcycle accidents.
I have compassion from walking in their shoes.