It does not happen in a day
And the tears are never always there,
but you know that you are sad
and that you are grieving.
You try your best to deny it –
be that jovial clown that you are,
but sadness gets the better of you
and no matter how many jokes
or how loud your laugh is,
you know they’re empty.
Hollow lies to fill a now empty void.
You know it well.
All too well, in fact.
Having been to numerous funerals before
and watching too many films on death.
Death is reality.
A cruel fate – destiny,
and that tomorrow might not come for you
like it didn’t for the one you love.
Because life is uncertain,
death is inevitable
and all one can really hope for
if you really think about it
is a life well-lived,
a painless death,
and a legacy that will live on
As long as “you” remember.