the laws of physics he exploited.
Physics made the magic real
and puns made the English language
a playground where one could reveal
the subtle twist and turn
in the juncture of each structure
that we burn and mold
into a fold or puncture
to create a new meaning
for another to grasp the vision
of the personal world
that we each live in.
When Richard passed away,
I vowed to be inspired
to reach out for my passion
and seek my meaning much higher
than the lowly places of arrogance
and status because happiness
is not found in this but in choices
of fulfillment and instilment
of those feelings of involvement
in something with respondent
value that we return to
when dwelling on our conscience.
Because the worst part of the year
was almost dying due to
a lack of fear
from what nature knew to
do regardless of me
as I swam in an ocean
foreign to my body
with a current in motion
that was growing so intensely
and the waves were much taller
and jumping grew immensely
harder so strength did falter
but a lifeguard saved me
from Davey Jones’ locker
though both scenes of loss haunt me
and death became my stalker.
But the best part of the year
was defining what means the most to me.
I decided to follow the yellow brick road
and enlightenment was added to my story.
My entourage of memories
built up into an Emerald City
And I, the wizard of my Oz,
made my life a party devoid of pity.
Even each wicked witch
and every flying monkey
gave me something useful
as a model to defy gravity
and now I’m only soaring
because imploring gave me an answer:
the meaning of my life is making
every mundane moment feel like an adventure.
I will constantly be on quests
to chase every new ideal
because like a sink with hot water,
life can coldly stagnate without zeal.
Happiness is a constant pursuit,
not a realm of cold stagnation.
It is facing the incline of the high road
and acting justly on indignation.
I learned how to preserve
the memories of Richard.
People can live forever
by being inspiration for another.
He lives through all my work,
He lives through every pun,
He lives through all these things
because he inspired my drive toward each one
Brick by brick, my life is building
up to even more understanding
that life is a puzzle of adventure
and pursuing meaning to bring to 2017.