SIX WORD SATURDAY – AUGUST 18, 2012

In death, sadness. In life, joy.

A friend and family member was killed in an automobile accident on Wednesday. Walter Kujawinski was a simple man, mentally challenged and who battled schizophrenia and alcoholism in a world that didn’t understand his handicap. There is sadness in his passing, but he was a joy in life.

Written for SIX WORD SATURDAY 8/18/2012

WALTER J WOJTANIK 1956-2012

Here lies a man who always knew

what to say when it was  needed,

never needing to define his words;

always wishing his words defined him.

Forever hoping to be read,

but eternally silent now. He’s dead.

 

© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2012

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