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Gone Too Soon My Precious Son - Tribute to Kevin Shenko

I became Kevin's mom from the day we met, not by birth, but by love and it hurt so much to lose him on a day I cannot forget.

Kev's memorial - the urn with his ashes are behind the white heart shaped pillow with white roses.

Kev's memorial - the urn with his ashes are behind the white heart shaped pillow with white roses.

A tribute to Kevin Shenko

A tribute to Kevin John Shenko, my son/stepson who expired on the 13th of August 2017 at the hands of his own son John Shenko III. This poem was written for Kevin’s father John Shenko II.

I cried so hard the day you were born

And harder still the day you were gone

All our hopes and dreams have come undone

Gone to soon my precious son


When you were young

We laughed, talked and planned

I was always proud of you as you became a man

Things that you accomplished will always stand


Kevin, working on our home in Saint Charles, IL 1977/1978

Kevin, working on our home in Saint Charles, IL 1977/1978

We shared it all

Doing things together

Talking as we were shopping in the mall

Remembering as you filleted our fishing haul


Shyron and Kevin a day of fishing in Lake Michigan

Shyron and Kevin a day of fishing in Lake Michigan

Kevin filleting our fish.

Kevin filleting our fish.

When you became a father of your own son

And we cried together and you said

Now I know the love you have for me it’s the same

Then after me you named your son John


Then came a baby girl

You were so happy

Your family was your world

Then trouble started to unfurl


Sadness came with the diagnoses

Asperger syndrome and autism is what the doctors say

Bipolar! Your wife screamed, He must be locked away

No! You said, I will take care of him until my dying day

She retaliates, support for our children you will still pay


Undaunted you taught Johnny how to walk

Ride a bike and even inline skate

Taking him to races across the country

And many a race he won


No one to dispute your ex

When she has her say

Now she has her wish

Johnny is locked away


I am left with stressful days ahead

Remembering things we shared

And so many things we did and said

Are now I am faced with empty days without you instead


You, Kevin deserved better cards

Instead of the hand you were dealt

You did not deserve to die,

At the hands of the son you so dearly loved

Gone to soon my precious son


Kevin and his daughter

Kevin and his daughter

Your baby girl goes off to college in a few days

She should be planning a party

Instead of your wake

Gone to soon my precious son


I cried so hard the day that you were born

And harder still the day you were gone

All our hopes and dreams have come undone

Gone to soon my precious son


© 2017 Shyron E Shenko