(closure) may your soul nourish the ground…

almost a year has passed

since you breathed your last breath

offered me advice to walk head up high

in your absence

trying my best to walk tall

but still do manage to fall short at times

10 months of waiting to pay my respects

i take it she just couldn’t let you go (physically your ash remained on this earth)

in a receptacle close to her heart

but today

this Father’s day

we repurpose you, we let your remains surround a newly planted tree

a tree of life i suppose

i am mixed about the whole proceedings

selfishly i wanted a memorial sooner than later


we were NEVER close til the 2 months before you fell ill

miss you Dad

watch over your widow

and let your ash be the necessary nourishment


<in loving memory of my Dad, Donald L Snyder 12/1/36-8/10/19>

Published by mattsnyder1970

Matt Snyder has been making a dent in the creative community in North Eastern Pennsylvania since 1988. He’s been involved in showcasing his art in Exhibits in area Galleries & Spaces as well as online. Mr. Snyder is a real renaissance man. He doesn’t just dabble in the fine arts but has been known to grace the following kinds of things with his presence: Live Sound Mixing, Radio Production, Television Production, Short Films(Acting/Editing/Writing/Directing), Animations, Costume Character Performance, Dance, Music, Djembe Drumming, Theater (Writing/Acting/Directing/Props Management/Stage Management), Self Published Comics & Zines, Written & Slammed Performance Poetry, Sculpting Animal Figurines, Designing Tee Shirts, Photography Film & Digital, Painting (Acrylics), Drawing (Pen & Ink, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Sharpies, Crayons), Mixed Media, Collage, Paper Art, The Brooklyn Art Library & The Sketchbook Project, Blue Turtle ComiX, Just an Average Day Comic, Toxic Shock & Other Abnormalities of the Inner Being Zine as well as the culinary arts. His passion is the arts, his life is as a married humanitarian bisexual politically unaffiliated pacifist working as a Digital Preservation Archivist since 1999. Matt currently resides in an apartment with his equally creative wife of 7 years ,Jess and their cat Nigel.

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