One after another, we spoke,
And the common thread among us,
Bob’s kindness, his calm acceptance.
So many attributes besides,
Not overlooked, not forgotten,
But set in shadow, next to this,
He might have been a man aloof,
Settled in a lifetime’s success,
Knowing the value of his work,
Engaged as ever in pursuits:
Reconnecting shards into clues;
Evolving of the superman;
Always, the meaning of our lives.
He had to know his worth. Then why
The smile, the generous welcome
Into his world?