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    A poem to lighten the mood

    On a bleak December day
    he toils the dreary hours away,
    Moving earth so one may lay,
    beneath the ground forever.

    In the fading winter light, a church bell rings,
    But not the bright, cascading notes of Christmas night,
    But a death knell for a loved one.

    The north wind blows down cold and strong,
    and sings it's own sad mournful song,
    Of how winter suddenly came along,
    and summer passed so quickly.

    When the hearse has been and gone,
    he takes five minutes to dwell upon,his own life and mortality.
    For twenty years and a good few more,
    he's buried folk both rich and poor,
    And he knows the morrow has the same in store,
    For death is life's one certainty.

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    Nice one Des', certainly lightened my mood anyway. Cheers ya miserable fecker 😉 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBA1955 View Post
    On a bleak December day
    he toils the dreary hours away,
    Moving earth so one may lay,
    beneath the ground forever.

    In the fading winter light, a church bell rings,
    But not the bright, cascading notes of Christmas night,
    But a death knell for a loved one.

    The north wind blows down cold and strong,
    and sings it's own sad mournful song,
    Of how winter suddenly came along,
    and summer passed so quickly.

    When the hearse has been and gone,
    he takes five minutes to dwell upon,his own life and mortality.
    For twenty years and a good few more,
    he's buried folk both rich and poor,
    And he knows the morrow has the same in store,
    For death is life's one certainty.

    This is what happens when the alcohol stops going down your neck - you turn into a miserable f ucker wearing slippers and checking the deaths column of the local paper

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    I always check the obituaries in the hope that someone i don't like has snuffed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBA1955 View Post
    I always check the obituaries in the hope that someone i don't like has snuffed it.
    Hahahaha! Just so ‘Des’!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBA1955 View Post
    On a bleak December day
    he toils the dreary hours away,
    Moving earth so one may lay,
    beneath the ground forever.

    In the fading winter light, a church bell rings,
    But not the bright, cascading notes of Christmas night,
    But a death knell for a loved one.

    The north wind blows down cold and strong,
    and sings it's own sad mournful song,
    Of how winter suddenly came along,
    and summer passed so quickly.

    When the hearse has been and gone,
    he takes five minutes to dwell upon,his own life and mortality.
    For twenty years and a good few more,
    he's buried folk both rich and poor,
    And he knows the morrow has the same in store,
    For death is life's one certainty.
    The sun has got his hat on, hip hip hip hooray,
    The sun has got his hat on and he's coming out to play!

    Actually joking aside I really like this poem. Reminds me of late windy winter leaf blown afternoons in Bushbury grave yard.

    55 will know what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBA1955 View Post
    I always check the obituaries in the hope that someone i don't like has snuffed it.
    That made me laugh out loud Des', and then I remembered I used to do exactly the same with four people in particular.

    Three of whom are family members. Imagine my repeated disappointment as they let me down week after week.

    Gave up and saved myself the time; we'll all be gone eventually anyway so there's no point in wasting my own life and efforts wishing ill of them.

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