In Memoriam

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In Memoriam

To our brethren who have left us 

A gossamer breeze glides across the emerald carpet,
with blades of grass as sentinels stand upon the rugby pitch;
 
An azure sky spreads like an angel’s wings,
to bind the heavens with the mortal fabric of this earth;
 
The ruggers stalwart fusion melds
alliegance to friendships forged upon the field of play;
 
Ever to believe with whimsical fancy,
that time will not brandish its intemperance;
 
But these our halcyon days of mirth and scrums;
awaken to the somber reality which never ceases to be;
 
Like the tremors of autumnal leaves which
crack as a clarion to the somber moods of winter;
 
The present falls into memories;
as our hearts are rendered frail and shattered with our tears;
 
For we have lost a brother;
and the pitch a sadder place upon which to trod.
 
God speed and God rest , oh fallen Rugger;
Upon a safer, warmer field of dreams.

This poem was first written by Robert "Gimp" Sullivan '65  to honor the memory of  his friend & teammate John P. Sullivan '65 (Red Rugger '63-'65). It will now honor the memory of all Red Ruggers who have left us. Please send us the names & class year of those who belong here and click on this link for the current list.

Pictured: Bob Beauregard, John Sullivan (RIP), Jeff Campbell - all class of '65