Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fallen Hero





Shame it is when the untalented and the inglorious walk the earth with such insipidness and indignance and men of honor are taken from us. Men of honor with such verve and talents that can help shape our future and keep us safe.

Men of honor with honest bravado and steely demeanour who sans question lay their lives on the line for the safety of the society who often applaud the merits of the untalented and the inglorious.

My friend Kevin Horkheimer aka Hork was that man, a man of steel with a malleable heart. The kind of man would gladly take the proverbial shirt from his back to wrap around one more needy. The type of man who would run like an olympian into a burning building or pull a lifeless body from a mangled pile of steel, all this while a family awaits his safe return.

The summers we spent in pursuit of the American dream while shedding blood and sweat are sublimated into my core, those summers were my introduction to manhood and you were the guide with your direction and iron will that allowed me to get there.

A man should be judged by not what he takes but by what he gives and my friend Hork has given more than most.

Those summers spent in pursuit of the American dream were filled with blood and sweat and now that you are gone I will shed a tear.

R.I.P Hork...

21 comments:

  1. Condolences to the fallen and R.I.P!

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  2. So sorry for your loss.
    May Kevin rest in peace.

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  3. For the orange, white and green of his flag, bealtaine do chuid fear i síocháin agus a chnámha a mbealach ar ais go dtí bhruacha Alba`s.

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  4. Chef, Mòran taing

    making me work for the translation!!! it's been a while.

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  5. Allow me.

    May his bones find peace upon the shore and within the isle of his own true home.

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  6. to be remembered by someone who cares is all we can ever really hope for

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  7. May he rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon him. Peace and strength. xoxoxo

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  8. A heartfelt tribute to someone who sounds like a special guy.

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  9. Chef, cheers and thanks for the translation

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  10. Glen, my friend Hork will be remembered by many.
    Cheers...

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  11. Savannah, many thanks...

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  12. Stephen, a true one of a kind and all around good man.

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  13. I am sorry for your loss pal, a good friend is like a part of oneself.

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    1. Aye, unasuming and honorable he was..

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  14. Nicely done, SF. He sounds like a lovely man and a good solid friend. R.I.P., Hork.

    Pearl

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    1. Thank you....tatties in yer britches!!
      Oh Minnesota.

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  15. "a man of steel with a malleable heart." a lovely tribute...

    sorry for your loss. saying goodbye to the ones that are close... so very hard...

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  16. That's a nice tribute. You really know how to nail a paragraph, sir. All due condolences for your loss.

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