Yet Another Funeral 2012

Yet One More Funeral

 

A neighbor friend of ninety-eight.

Sad but distanced.

Not as painful as expected.

Organist, priest, cronies, kin,

Then you and me.

 

The priest had met with son and daughter;

Didn’t preach, but read

The things they said.

No pretensions, abstract terms.

‘Reminisce, recall… but do not live

In halls of past…

Or future fantasies.’

 

An almost-century on earth…

Details I’d not known.

 

Then Christendom;

Hope and dust;

Shared, collective dest-

iny.

 

The lifeless neighbor in our midst

Became a life.

 

Psalms, organ, sermon;

Row by row we rose and honored…

Flowers, bowing, sometimes words.

A simple service to remind… re-mind.

 

Another Funeral 3.10.2012

Birth, Death & In Between II; Special People, Special Occasions;

Arlene Corwin

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