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The Road Nobly Taken (in memory of Dr. Antero So)

Feun, Lynn MD

doi: 10.1097/01.COT.0000311436.75455.13
Department: Poetry By Cancer Caregivers

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Whose footprints are these?

I think I know…

they are the footprints

of Antero So.

He came to Miami

in nineteen sixty-eight

to start a new career

that would make him great.

In protein/RNA synthesis

he was a pioneer,

but DNA replication

was what he most held dear.

Many students and fellows

he mentored as well.

He was a role model

leading them to excel.

His voice did inspire—

advice always sound.

A visionary in science,

but feet firm on the ground.

A good doctor he was,

caring and true.

All patients loved him

and his colleagues too.

He spoke quietly.

His words were wise.

His demeanor was calm,

with kindly eyes.

Although a short man,

his footprints are great.

He is the ideal

for us to emulate.

We mourn his going,

but let us say

our lives are enriched

because he passed our way.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
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