an ode to Dr. Albert Koong
It's hard to say 'Good-bye'
To one we've all loved so,
But it's time for him to move on
So off he now must go.
Stanford has always been his home
They have nurtured him each day,
But MD Anderson* did want him
So we send him on his way.
Great memories he has left behind
With his wit, intelligence and charm
But much more is in store for him
So he had to leave 'The Farm'.**
So it's not 'Good-bye' but 'Good Wishes'
We all do send with you.
For our mutual goal is to cure cancer
And that is Dr. Koong's goal too.
Sue McCollum ©
*MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Institution in Houston, Texas
**The Farm - A
campus nickname, derived from the days when horses rather
than students roamed in what previously was the farm of university
founders Leland and Jane Stanford.