My brother came up quietly, and just turned a Star,
To obtain a extra authentic, light man, you would have to go significantly,
He experienced a expertise to build easily, the most attractive matters,
Appreciating the most basic & most arduous joys life provides.
Guess he required to take a look at a minor further than we realized,
A single moment he was here, then silently long gone, off he flew,
Unnecessary to say our loved ones were strike difficult, as the reality set in,
The suddenness of it all, the loss, we had to consider it on the chin.
Tom could sing, dance, direct and act out any story on stage,
He made sets, costumes, for he shone, a multi-decade sage,
We “Love” this dude, so do his neighbours and people who knew of him,
He desired minimal, gave a great deal, and the odds of forgetting him are slim.
Tom was distinctive, for he wished folks to see & sense all that they can,
A positive, determined soul, and basically a curious, fearless, pleasurable loving guy,
Remaining vivid, witty & comical made him specific for anybody to see,
He had bad periods, but his positivity would always set him no cost.
*He will undoubtedly audition for the initial demonstrate they have in Heaven!
He will blow them absent!!*
A committed brother, mate & personal, he will be really missed
by Cher (sister)
Released in The Hamilton Spectator on Jul. 20, 2021.