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#OctPoWriMo 2013: EPITAPH FOR A. J. C #Poetry

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#OCTPOWRIMO: Every day for one month I’ll collect inspiration from here and write/post a poem here. You can too!

 

PROMPT: “Epitaph Poetry.”

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My dad died of longterm drug abuse aged 55 years. He nurtured in my a love of words and made me laugh like no one else. He also made my cry. Addiction is a tragedy of pasts and futures, of all cultures and classes.

My dad died of longterm drug abuse aged 55 years. He nurtured in me a love of words and made me laugh like no one else. He also made me cry. Addiction is a tragedy of pasts and futures, of all cultures and classes.

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EPITAPH FOR

A. J. C

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Here lies a floundering slouch who resisted life,

but given the chance,

he’d do it all again.

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“My ashes sit beneath the surface,

should you come to

call.

Don’t bring me flowers,

I never much liked the smell of

life.

But bring poetry & opiates; the sweetest

peace, and by all means,

stay a while.” 

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In honour of my dad, who got me into this guy as a toddler, I’ve added this awesome and very old video of the King of folk and lyrics, and a true poet – Bob Dylan.

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This song would be a much better epitaph than mine. 🙂

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Or listen to this – same song, better recording.

Oh, and it’s sung by Mark Knopfler 🙂C

Download » 1-18-Restless-Farewell mp3

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13 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo 2013: EPITAPH FOR A. J. C #Poetry

  1. I loved it, Shah. I also especially love the line “don’t bring me flowers, I never much liked the smell of life.” Beautiful, hard work today…

  2. Pingback: #OctPoWriMo 2013: This is the End (another year over). Two #Poems – Stumble On, Departure. | Shah's Scribbles

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