Jay Lake 1964-2014

You’re brave, you laugh, go on, through weakness, pain,
Go through the fire, endure it, cope and fight
You want so much to live and love and write
You scoff at death, win through, then fall again.

When medicine and science aren’t enough
When doctors don’t want to prognosticate
When all the hope is gone and there’s a date
You know you won’t live past, that’s really rough.

And still you’re brave and laugh, approaching ends
Cause you to wring the joy from every day
To do as much each moment as you may
Work on, make differences, and see your friends.

You want so much to live your life as you
But face it that you’re just not going to.

2nd June 2014