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How did it end like this?
Once a man of energy and character
Everyone's second pair of hands if needed
Everyone's ear to soothe and placate
Or advise and assist
No-one's concern now you are past your best

How did it end like this?
A father to four, and yet cast aside
For reasons which are twenty years old
And fuzzy to the memory
Your siblings and kin
Already resting in green field of headstones
No-one's concern now you are past your best

For it all to have ended like this
Unremembered

Three weeks after sighing your last
Slumped upon a moth-eaten armchair
Still facing your window on life
A cold cup of tea on your table
Where your world passed you by

Strangers came to find you
Men in uniform with stretcher
Who lifted your frame
And empty soul and
Carried your helplessness
To a place more genial

Will they wonder what happened to you?

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