“…And That Song is Don’t Forget”

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All that you were here

All that we knew

Crushed in a moment

When light dimmed from view.

One year in passing

Fanning your flame

Hoping in moments

True Healing can claim

More moving action

More hearts revive

Questing for real change

Not just to survive

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You sparked the fire

You told us how

It’s time we step up

No waiting, Right now

Yes, I am guilty

I danced along

Toasted the Master

While weeping each song

That doesn’t matter

That won’t bring peace

It’s charging forward

The easy must cease


So Mr Downie,

I honour you

Miss you and treasure

The work you did do

But now my purpose

Must extend wide

Taking your torch up

In boldness reside.


Paula Antonello Moore, Poetry. Copyright: Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

A tribute to Mr Gord Downie from The Tragically Hip who passed away from brain cancer one year ago today.

For more information on Mr. Downie’s legacy, The Secret Path and Reconciliation with our Indigenous communities, please visit The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.

Images: Top left: Gord Downie from Up To Here promo. Right: Gord Downie, Wire Image. Middle: By Sarah Owens. Bottom: Gord from FYI Music.