Eulogy in Verse

February 24, 2013 § 2 Comments

Twenty years of age
and isn’t it an outrage?
A life cut short by celestial caprice

I never knew his name
until today
and isn’t it a shame
it took a crash
to spread his fame?

Amid the shattered glass and crumpled rims
I see a vision of him
Smiling, I can see the family traits

He might be buried
day after tomorrow
and isn’t it a shame
the best I can manage
is a cold and distant sorrow?

We never met
and it’s an outrage:
He was only twenty years of age.
I’m twenty-five
and still alive
Somehow it seems unfair

Two decades ago
he rested in the womb
of his mother
Now he’ll rest in another:
the tomb
where she will lay him.
Isn’t it too soon?

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