Eulogy: ‘keep on the sunny side, on the sunny side of life’ – the whites

on that day you became
tucked away in some book
marking your story –
a sad, newspaper clipping that
mother never wanted to cut out

it’s a funny thing that eulogies
always state the facts but never
state the truths
‘she leaves behinds’
‘he did thises and thats’

what about how beautiful she was?
or how loving he was?
what about those he left behind
who still hurt?
what about her hair that bathed
in the breeze in that, oh…so delicate
way?

on that day you became
tucked away in some book
marking your story –
a sad, newspaper clipping that
only got it half right:

truth told, your story lives on
and will never be written or tucked away

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