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A Giant Oak Fallen
  1. Charles Eugene Connolly
  1. Correspondence to Dr Charles Eugene Connolly, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway Clinic, Doughiska, Co. Galway, Ireland. charles.connolly{at}

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A giant oak has fallen after a long fight,

A giant oak has fallen and put out a bright light

Death must come to the human race

But comes to us all at a different pace

Peter met his with courage and grace

Never complained of what he had to face

A giant oak has fallen to …

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