‘And another one’s gone…’
Reading the papers,
watching the news,
waiting for a report
that another one has gone,
passed over to the other side,
left us, copped it, you decide
the terminology –
another person from the past has died.
We look them up,
check upon their fact full lives,
see if they outlived their wives,
if they have famous children, who
are more than mentions in a Who is Who.
We wouldn’t have looked yesterday,
before we knew.