FOR ROBIN BESTE AND FAMILY

 

It is only through dark

That light achieves its full measure.

Against its lines we gain purchase

On the presence and gift

Of life’s charm.

 

None were as charming

Or sleek,

From his urbane stance

To the treasure

Of his good looks and viewpoint

On the counter cultural dance

As we stumble

Towards

The oncoming political storm.

 

As devoted to change

As he was to The Action (Robin’s

Favourite band) He was totem

To standards and time

Unsurpassed.

 

On this dreadful day

When what was Beste

Has been taken

We will commit love and friendship

To honouring his soft shadow

Sharpening as we listen

To all that he shared.

 

Robin lasts.

 

 

 

 

 

David Erdos 31st May 2019


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3 Responses to FOR ROBIN BESTE AND FAMILY

  1. Manuela says:

    Thank you for this lovely poem in memory of Robin. We all can’t believe we won’t see him again, or hear his voice, or laugh at his jokes. xx Manuela

  2. Shade Majekodunmi says:

    A beautiful and thoughtful poem for Robin, capturing so well his very essence.
    Friend and former colleague, Shade

  3. Shirley Franklin says:

    That’s a lovely poem David, and conjures up lovely memories of a great person, with humour and fighting spirit, whom we will miss. xx

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