Jack Growden

(1997 / Townsville, Australia)

Mournful Lament


He was who he was, a beloved man,
Admired by all it now oddly seems.
For such sweet sentiments are being shared
And mournful tributes number in the reams.

Though I hold just a single grim regret:
That is that none of these kind words were said-
Not a word of praise; or affectionate phrase
Was ever uttered before he lay dead...

Submitted: Friday, October 11, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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Just a short thought on funerals, having recently attended one myself. Please feel free to rate and comment on all my work. Thanks!

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  • Patricia Grantham (10/18/2013 8:25:00 AM)

    A very sad but true poem indeed. We should by all means
    give a person their flowers while they are living. A kind word
    a nice smile or a lovely deed. You write really well with such
    good feelings. (Report) Reply

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