"People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it's the other way around." Terry Pratchett
I'm not sure I understand it, Cheriee, but if you are glad you shared, then I am, too. Hugs to you in your loss.
Our friend died unexpectedly and was involved in so many things that his loss was felt across his community and beyond. The poem is supposed to represent that loss as well as how it feels to those of us who loved him dearly.