Sunday, June 1, 2014

Leonard Borgognone


Known was his attentive loving care
A gentleness with an engaging flair
A most special feeling did he evoke
With interest he listened to what you spoke
A heartfelt commentary or two
And felt was his understanding of you
To me he did bring decades of styling pleasure
His artistry with hair a respected treasure
Remember I shall his welcoming smile, his manners of grace
Lenny, within our hearts your love and peace to ever place.

Rode Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

Lenny was my hairdresser for over twenty years. Each time he did my hair he stated he loved my long gray-white hair. His death was unexpected and so sudden. He worked on Thursday, in fine spirits with no indication of any reason for concern. He was expected at Salon S on Friday morning. It was not like him not to be on time for his scheduled appointments. Sleep brought him peacefully to another destiny. Loved he was and deeply missed he shall ever be. I will be presenting at his Memorial Service... his loving life in celebration.. 


  1. So sorry for your loss, Rose Marie.
    May his memory always be a blessing.

    Beautiful poem and tribute.

    Love to you

    1. Thank you Margie. When hearing of his passing, it felt unreal. It was just a week before that he did my hair, creating his magic, as I was to present at a community event. He was always that special touch I looked forward to... yes MISSEd he shall be...

      Much love on to you dear Margie... ever appreciative of your loving and supportive interest.