Two poems read by SueH at memorial service, November 6, 2005.
Both were written by Sue and Peter’s son, Peter Andrew Klock, in poetry workshops while he was a student at MIT, alma mater of Felix S. Klock I and II. Andrew explained to me that the first was written as an assignment to write a sonnet in the style of Shakespeare. Ordinarily he would not write in this style. The second poem was written during the following semester.
I told you already I dont need you;
this black temptation born in corrupt hearts.
How many have so finally come to rue
being caught by dreams of ardent passion
or schemes fueled by cold ambition, and through
your endless whispers, playing vicious parts?
All anyone has to do is want to
want, caught in a cage of their own fashion.
Yet for all the suffering you have made
its easy to escape your grasping range,
to reach a perfect peace, quietly fade,
never worry, never want, never change;
And I can just lie here, so without breath
I’ll never move again, and wait for death.
Why is everyone so afraid?
Just raise your eyes from darkened floors
as we travel down this narrow tunnel
and look into someones eyes.
Just raise your eyes from darkened floors.
I promise you wont lose your secrets.
Just look into someones eyes
and find a way to escape this shrouded prison.
I promise you wont lose your secrets
if you will just take one small chance.
Find a way to escape this shrouded prison!
Break past your fearful isolation.
If you will take just one small chance
to leave those shifting, tangled thoughts
and break past this fearful isolation;
dont leave yourself in this nightmare.
So leave those shifting, twisted thoughts,
as we travel down this narrow tunnel;
dont keep yourself in this nightmare
where everyone is so afraid.