Gosh this was difficult!  We Write Poems wanted us to write our own epitaph.  I would like to have written of a stand-out life, glittering career, dynastic legacy, but mine has been so darned ordinary.


I arrived
survived a while
then died.
I tried –
sometimes it worked
and sometimes not.
I made mistakes
and many friends
and lots of things,
some good
some mediocre;
to the human race
two more who may
remember me.

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14 Responses to Epitaph

  1. You are so humble, Viv. As for “two who may remember me,” I think this blog stands as a testament to that fact that you will be remembered by people all over the world as a sassy, creative survivor – not just of WWII, but of attempts by the world at large to grind down the spirit of those such as poets! Bless you. Amy


  2. JulesPaige says:

    We always do wonder who will remember us. I try and make it a point to remember those I’ve loved – especially the grandparents 🙂
    Thanks for your visit – How can you be forgotten? All your fun words and lovely quilts? And I’m sure that’s only a small part of who you are!


  3. I love the humorous feeling underlying your beginning, Viv and I agree with Irene it is suitably humble. Are the two that remember you your “two” boys? Or I might be mistaken on that assumption. I really enjoy the energy of your epitaph. 🙂


  4. nan says:

    Very clever, Viv, even if it is a far stretch from the likely truth of the matter. Great take.


  5. More than two, I promise, Viv. This is sweet and humble but doesn’t tell the story of what a lovely person you are, kind and generous and full of laughter.

    I’ll write your epitaph; you messed it up 😉

    But it’s a good poem.


  6. Irene says:

    That’s suitably humble, Viv. A marvellous simplicity!


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