Topic: Life Is Fun
This is a poem I wrote about a friend of mine funeral yesterday and also about her Mother and one of her sons who passed on before her. It is a summation of part of their family story over seven plus decades.
Life Is Fun
Life Is Fun written on your T Shirt.
Sums up your life now.
At your sons funeral you wore this T Shirt.
It was your message to everyone celebrate his life.
You and your two sons made it fun.
A celebration not a sad funeral all very appropriate.
You were a baby in Latvia during world war two.
Your mother escaped with you to New Zealand.
She saw and experienced horrors on your journey to here.
Now we are here life is fun was her message to you.
The message she passed down to you and your three sons.
Life is fun.
Then your grandchildren entered this world.
What did they learn, life is fun.
Last year you got the bad news your time left is short around here.
You didn’t waste time singing the Blues.
Songs of joy for you.
You put on your LIFE IS FUN Tshirt and told the family your news.
You told your family it will be okay even though your body was fading away.
Don’t worry about me we will come through this like we have before.
Just another door to pass through as we have done before.
Early this year your Mum passed away and once again out came your Tshirt.
Now we are here today to say farewell to you.
Lots of fun and laughter talking about you.
Right behind where they have laid you on a coathanger is hung a Tshirt.
On it in big letters is written.
LIFE IS FUN