Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Forwarding Address - poems

Lawrence Hall

Forwarding Address

For Kathleen and Luther Lee Dockery,
of Happy Memory

A funeral is a study in awkwardness
Kleenex and hymnbooks strewn among the pews
Family and friends exchanging those well-meant words
That fail and fall from any meaning at all -

So let us remember them merry in life
Laughter and jokes, each cigarette aloft
As ensign to a verbal cavalry charge
Ideas and words volleyed in joy and love

And over coffee see them often again
For friendship is the study of forever

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