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In memory of Dr. Guillermo Pesigan

on the way to your deathbed
the hospital is suddenly smaller
the walls speak to me
in your same caustic banter
I want to see you
in your last lecture, teacher
I want to raise my hand
for you to tell me
that I no longer imitate

yet when I see you everything collapses

breathing races to a climactic rhythm
your blinks, cascading rhymes
suddenly inaction is a very strong verb
the lifeline is a tone
of a postured consistency till death

with your final discourse
enjambment makes complete sense
and methapors eerily more familiar
somehow I miss your castigation
that is non-existent for the first time

in reverrence to your last smile
allow me to showcase my arrogance
and disobey your last command -

I will imitate you.

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The following comments are for "death of a teacher"
by webguy

Nice tribute. Never heard of him, but that isn't unusual.
Though I'd say we all imitate those who've influenced us.

( Posted by: bhagwandave [Member] On: April 26, 2005 )

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