Death Notice

I started to read

the death notices every week.

I’ve got to the age

that the names are familiar to me.

When winter arrives

my bones now start to creak.

I guess I should be thankful

that the reaper has let me be.

Some of the faces

from my youth have been taken,

leaving families

behind, alone and devastated.

It makes me appreciate

the morning when I awaken

and makes me think twice

about feeling frustrated.

folded newspapers
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8 thoughts on “Death Notice

  1. My sister used to read the death notices every day and let us all know . Sadly Heather has.passed away.

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  2. David Lee Moser Mar 25, 2019 — 06:10

    I guess it’s easy to figure why we know personally those who obits appear in the paper…and as we continue to age, the number will increase. What’s really sad to me is to see someone much younger than myself whose life ended much too soon. I’m a teacher and am always transfixed when I see a former student has died. Thanks for sharing! — David

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