|I wrote this
poem after the death of my Grandfather. As long as I can remember,
Grandpa was a vital and integral part of our family farm. When he
developed lung cancer during the last year of his life, he was unable
to work and simply had to watch. I hoped to catch the tension of his
newly insignificant role on the farm, but his love of just being there
as the work continued by his children and grandchildren.