Thursday, April 30, 2009

In Memory of Ian Talty

This poem is in memory of my friend Ian William Talty, otherwise known as the Joy of the Mundane. This is also dedicated to all of his friends. I doubt that this is all I will have to say about this, but I finally found a way to express some of what I'm feeling right now.

In Memory of Ian Talty

Difficult as it is to understand
Surreal as all this may seem
These crushing moments are reality
And this is not a dream

Ceaseless curiosity brings transition
Beyond the ethereal boundary
To discover what lies along the path
Which may be followed once only

The hands of time pretend to still
Yet the world marches on incessantly
Seconds pass, minutes, hours, then days
Unfailingly, Unmercifully, Unapologetically

The sun sets, the sun rises
Lost opportunities like books stacked tall
Adventures incomplete, words unsaid
Activities undone - heartrending shortfall

We send our messages across eternity
To those passed beyond the veil
These sad events shake core beliefs
Yet ingrain them further still

Loved ones left behind pick up the pieces
Band together to fight the sorrow
And to keep the memory of his light
Burning brightly so others may follow

Recall the tears, but the laughter, too
Reminisce of the good times and bad
Above all, we must live as he would want us to
Smile, laugh, love: He wouldn't wish us to stay sad

Rest in Peace Ian Talty
October 25, 1978 - April 26, 2009


  1. Very touching...and well done.

  2. Sara,
    This is not what I expected to read on your blog. Wow, I am so sorry that you lost someone close to you. I don't know what else to say. The poem you wrote in a beautiful and touching tribute.


  3. He was a very special guy. He will be sorely missed.