Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Bill Bonk

the oldest son
to a family new to Canada
who learned English at school 

this second child of four
grew up close to the land
working hard on the farm

a young man in love
built a house of brick for them
and four little growing ones

a mature man traveling 
by wheels and books
reading wider and farther than even his travels

a retired man 
and caregiver until after a 50th anniversary 
finding time to walk an hour at a time

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