I sometimes find things I have written and thought I had lost. Today was such a ...day. It was when the Honorable Fred Kyrouz passed that I had the humble honor of ringing the City Hall bell 33 times in tribute to the years that he served our city.I worked for him after getting people to get their shoes shined just steps away from Nat's Shoe Rapair & Shine Parlor. It was after a week that Freddie came out and grabbed me by the ear and put me to work. In later years I worked in City Hall as City Hall Custodian. Freddie taught me the ins and outs of our city. In rememberance of him I submit the following poem
A tribute to Freddie Kyrouz by Peter A. Todd.
The sands of time have been swept away By the sadness of the oceans tide The son of God was heard by Freddie that day To come to his Father's Heaven to abide He had labored through his earthly time To give sunshine and happiness to all he met Each page of his life can be clearly defined This man did nothing on earth to regret Fred was a provider,far more than any father to compare He will go down in the book of Gloucester history As a leader of knowledge,and a man of care So now we must continue without his lead Yet ! remember will in our hearts be daily renewed Freddie Kyrouz to all he met,has planted the seed That gives us our Gloucester its heritage and beauty too
Peter ' Huck Finn ' Todd
Poetry is written from the Heart by Visions of the Soul