Rest In Peace

Banner November 2020

Today’s the last day of the wake,

Time for the funeral.

Everyone recognizes the guest of honor.

We’ve all arrived to pay our respects,

Some to Retrieve old memories,

Some to meet old common friends.

The local parish priest leads us

In the Rosary and Office Of the Dead.

It’s about time to move on now.

We can break out the Jameson’s

And toast the old boy,

Telling ancient stories,

Conveniently rewritten

By inevitable convolutions of memory.

In the end we shall all

Go our separate ways,

Having to start anew.

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