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rage, rage, against the dying of the light

written for an old man, but brought me memories only of Ezra

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Do not go gentle into that good night / Dylan Thomas

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  1. Kyle is that a song?
    I know yesterday was 9/11.anniversary, but I couldn’ t help but think of Ezra all day as well as my daughter Cassaundra, along with the 9/11 crises/attack, and by no means forgetting all the heroes who served and died, along with all those still serving. May God’s great presence be with you and Robyn

  2. As your doomsdays come closer and closer to the 1st anniversary of So Many heartaches, and different emotions. My heart and mind will be ever so close to you ALL through this tough time.said to
    I will just always remember something my dad said to me once {I have admit I did not write like his comment at thetime

  3. But have since learned so critically how true the statement was. I was looking for sympathy, instead he said, “Sharon the day we are born we begin to die”sounds like a great song title, like has NO respect to AGE when it comes to death. I sincerely apologize about how my comment has been written, however, I am trying to write from my Android 3, it tries to think for me, and auto posts before I am ready. So much LOVE and Prayers for you, Robyn, & little innocent precious Charly. I love you all so much. With blessings, love, and smiles across the miles to you all, aunt Sharon

  4. I found this site while reading your interview on the ModMyI site. On a day when I had become rather grouchy about a busy two weeks ahead of me and the Patriots playing poorly, I found this site and your story. Sometimes we get a gentle reminder to see the forest for the trees, and sometimes we get a swift kick in the ass, be it physically or emotionally.

    Reading these blog posts and seeing your pictures of Ezra was both amazing and heartbreaking. I have two kids and the thought of anything like this happening to one of them is so scary it’s like looking down into some bottomless well.

    Thank you for the kick in the ass to remind me about all the things in my life that are good. Thoughts and prayers to you and your wife.

  5. Thinking and praying for you more so tonight and tomorrow Matthews family. Missing Ezra and Price’s stories here but rejoicing in the eternal stories there. Much love and peace to you guys :).