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at the bitter end

It’s my deathbed piano sonata 
Fond farewell I say to a lotta 
Note: At door there’s a fist-- 
A bouncer with the list 
Of any persona non grata  

Author's Note: This was inspired by my neighbor Lilian.  We were talking the other day about dying and the fact that certain relatives would not be welcome at the party--the ones who have been nothing but trouble in life.  Can't we at least enjoy our own demise?

Copyright © Duke Beaufort | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 9/20/2017 6:12:00 AM

    - A great one, Duke :) - A recommendation for you ; Poems by Gary Bateman; The Pied Piper from New York City - Part One *** The Pied Piper from New York City - Part Two - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 9/2/2017 4:19:00 AM

    What a great one ,bringing out the sudden visit of death to everyone. Nicely done...kudos to you. Glad am back but with little strength,when i sort myself i start writing as many as i can. Love you all
  1. Date: 8/29/2017 1:23:00 PM

    I think I like your note better than the Limerick :) Hey, my mother's name was is Lillian. I have a poem here called " Lillian " It's good to hear from you. Was wondering where you were. :)
  1. Date: 8/28/2017 12:32:00 PM

    Awesome Duke :) xomo!
  1. Date: 8/28/2017 3:37:00 AM

    ha ha ha I have the same conversation with my hubby about a member of my family lol:-) Great one Duke. Makes me smile also folks can travel many miles to go to a funeral but didn't bother when the person was actually alive:-) hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 8/27/2017 9:49:00 PM

    LOL I got a chuckle out of this. I have relatives I feel like this about. I think everyone does. Awesome poem, Duke! :)