I hope my Death Comes Unannounced

I hope my death
Comes unannounced. 
No calling card or invitation
requesting my presence to eternal rest. 

No crisp white sheets
Or lingering death bed speeches
Just raised eyebrows and wide eyes
Mouth open 
in mild surprise

I hope my death
Comes unannounced
With no time for second thoughts
Or religious conversion.
Just a gentle blow
A grunt of bemusement, 
Loud enough perhaps
To turn heads & note
my untimely passing

I hope my death
comes unannounced
Drifting in
On the quiet evening air 
&taking me when I least exp…

  • Author: Garry (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 22nd, 2022 07:16
  • Category: Humor
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  • L. B. Mek

    thanks for the chuckles
    it was a fun rea...
    (nope, false alarm
    I'm still around)

  • Garry


  • orchidee

    Aww, you'll be missed by some.
    'Live so as to be missed' (Robert Murray McCheyne).
    A bit double-edged. Did he mean 'Live so as to be un-noticed' or 'Live, so that when you're gone, folk will miss you'? I prefer the latter explanation.

    • Garry

      Yes indeed tricky one.

    • Doggerel Dave

      Precisely.... over and out.....

      • Garry

        Or indeed "over and o. ."

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