Requiem for a True Labor Man

Cyril Wyndham passed away, Newcastle, Monday, July 2, 2012

Those others, whose funerals in cathedrals

will be scripted and rehearsed, over and over again,

walked on your shoulders.

You came and went with the wind.

No medals, no laurels, no boring,  stagnant, stinking epitaphs at Labor dinners.

No children.

Nothing meant more than the simple companionship of your beautiful wife.

Without you, the world was nothing.

You walk with the great ones.

Who built the Gates of Thebes?

It was you Cyril, and it is not your fault

that the barbarians over-ran the ramparts.