The local drunk was laid to rest
cleanly shaved and properly attired
with bible in hand, and "christianized" –
and all because he died?
A godless man by his own will,
he lived true to his behavior,
scorned every creed and helping hand
of pastor, doctor, neighbor.
And yet it seems a gross injustice
that a man who kept his integrity
as fiercely as he did should by dying
be reduced to hypocrisy.