Larry this sent chills through my bones. What an inspiring poem to remember such a lovely man. Music has a way of touching our hearts in a way that is never forgotten.
It reminded me of an elderly man who played the mouth organ in town every single Saturday all day long with cheerful tones for as long as I can remember rain or shine. He passed last year and I think half the town or more turned out for his funeral. The town people still miss him he was just always there.
Your poem has brought to life the story of Gabe for many of us who would have never known he existed and it does him proud. Milly x