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Today Death Walked Into A Triple A Office

Today Death Walked Into A Triple A Office

Today death walked into a triple a office
and looked around to pick someone to take home with him.
He has no preference and no bounds, 
he will pick just about anyone.
He first looked at my brother who happened to work there,
and also he is by the way sixty five
death said to himself
he looks quite busy I will not bother with him
perhaps another time.
When I am coming back soon or long im not sure
I haven't a clue, let everyone stew.
I'am death and I don't bother with trivialities 
even if they are grim realities.
Then death pointed a finger at the desk next to him and said out loud 
I pick you, 
you will do,
your time has come due.
Only fifty eight with not too many cares 
that was his last day.
Taken away at an early age no longer on the turf
he is gone for now that's for sure.
It makes everyone sad to find out and reminds us all of our mortality,
what a lousy day this has been;
we cannot live for an eternity.
Since our co-worker was picked
the next day we got the bad news. 
John was gone and his desk now empty,
but in our heart he will be remembered.
for an eternity.
People get your yearly doctor exams
it could save your life;
check your dam cholesterol often 
due come out of the closet.
Watch those dam foot stools
they are killer that for sure,
don't act like you are a beginner
It's ok if you are a bit of a sinner.
these samll footstools kill people all the time
just can balance yourself on that dime,
and then what? 
you hit the ground with a thump.
You slip and perhaps you break that hip;
It can lead to your quick demise; 
you will be the one paying the high price.
This has been a public service announcement
I know its astounding, 
I do not know the guy who passed away
I just know im reminded of death every day
someone dies, and how limited we truly are. 
Today im saying darn and holing back my good byes,
Hey death!
let's play hide and seek
You deceitful prick!

By Marc Acrich

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 5/1/2018 5:36:00 PM
Yes, death is horrible when it comes for those still young (and at my age, 58 seems darn young). I think this would be better as two separate poems. One focusing on the man that died. And the other poem on how to avoid dying young(where you start saying, people get your yearly exams)Anyway, you came back to the topic of death at the end. Calling it a prick. haha
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Date: 4/25/2018 6:50:00 PM
Like always Marc, you have a unique way of reminding us of our humanity. You my friend have a gift. Thanks.
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Date: 4/25/2018 6:56:00 PM
Hey Carlos,  my brother was bummed, the guy sat right next to him only 58 dam!, get those check ups It could mean the difference between life and death, I have friends on here Andrea D she has been helping me edit my poems and they are turning into gems so read this long one i will try to pay you back by reading some of yours. https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_civil_american_war_had_arrived_at_our_feet_1006141