The Death of a Trailblazer

Remembering my neighbor Paul Allen

He gave us Windows to our world.
A real Trailblazer, he.
A 12th man for the team he owned.
King of philanthropy.

Paul Allen was the kind of man
who gave his wealth away.
He Vulcanized his tireless staff
to find a better way.

He looked for answers to earth’s ills.
Paul’s heart beat for the poor.
He funded dreams. (That was his dream).
He opened locked-up doors.

Seattle is much cloudier
with Bill Gates’ partner gone.
But thanks to Paul, the world will find
more options come the dawn.

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