It sounds as though you may be Matthew's mother... or maybe an aunt... or a dear friend. My heart is with you whether you are or are not. It's a truth one hears continually, that losing a child is the greatest loss of all... and I believe that. Such a beautiful, life-affirming poem that Matthew wrote. He had a unique ability to isolate the key factors of the life process and bring them all together in a flowing and cogent way. A real gift. Yes, G~d did grant him much wisdom and faith. Matthew's life was short, by far too short, yet he lived with such a deeper purpose in the way he spent his time. You will find how much truth there was in Matthew's comment about Leonard's concert in London... and your seeing Leonard, too, will honour Matthew, as well as bring you great comfort. There is healing to be found, as well, in Leonard's words, songs, music, and his own being. I'm not surprized that Matthew loved him so much... and I'm grateful that the timing of Leonard's return to the road allowed for Matthew to experience him directly. Thank you so much, again, for sharing Matthew's poem and clarifying for me that was, indeed, written by him, a very wise young man. Please come back here and let us know how it was for you to be at Leonard's concert in November. Your feelings will be intense, I know. May you find some healing, as well.
"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken."
~ Oscar Wilde