I've seen a constant string of death notices from friends about close family members and friends dying. Not sure why. Maybe it's my age. Maybe it's who I know. Maybe because of social media I'm seeing more death notices and this isn't anything new. Whatever the reason, it got me writing.
Friends sharing stories, pictures, videos,
tears, smiles, crying, laughter.
Another good one gone.
Why her? Why him?
They try to reason
reassure each other
support each other.
Someone asks about the spouse, partner, children
Are they doing okay?
(of course not)
Is there anything we can do for them?
What can we do to help us accept
that another one is gone
Rest in peace dear friend.
We will carry on
as you would want us to,
And we will bring a piece of you with us
on our journey.