Adieu! Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking
it was a brief time…. indeed…..
but you took the world
through a brief history of time
unlike anyone else….
traversing time like no one had
to a time when it all started
to a point beyond which
existence questions
our known frame of references…
you took us to the big bang
and brought us back safe….
and now you leave us
not with a black hole
but a vacuum…
a vacuum to be filled
by the brightest minds
of the present and future
I am optimistic and
I am sure you will be too….
the best is always yet to come