We mourn Vijay, our brother in arms
We bonded at John Kennedy College
Where he looked after books helping the boys
Sail through pages of stupendous marvel.
Life split us but once more together years
Later at Foreign Ministry he shared
– An astute mind and a prodigious pen –
His extensive knowledge of world affairs
In a country where light is snuffed or dimmed
His stood at the crossroad of East and West
A colossus who had nothing to prove
Also a sage who calmly showed the way.
I may be mourning now but here you are
In our midst telling us not to grieve!
Joseph Tsang Man Kin