Tale Weaver – #230 – Eulogy – July 4th


He was a good man.

It was generally agreed.

Not the brightest spark you’d find in the tinder box

But he had talents.

(There was a second of silence,

As if the speaker was lost for further comment.)

He was good at turning up.

Very punctual, he was.

Today of all days, he was on time,

Here before most of you.

In life, he was a quiet soul.

Not one to say a lot,

He kept to himself and rarely made any waves.

He was content you might say

With the lot, fate had chosen for him.

So, as we lay him to rest we remember a man

Who wanted to be known as….a man

Who did his best.

His contribution to mankind was more negligible than positive

But of course, where would we be without people such as him.

He knew his role in life was to make the rest of us look competent

And he certainly excelled at that.


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9 Responses to Tale Weaver – #230 – Eulogy – July 4th

  1. Sadje says:

    Not referred to in glowing terms!

  2. crimsonprose says:

    Those last two lines really does it. Brilliant it. Cleverly penned throughout 🙂

  3. Jules says:

    Hard to speak of those we do not fully know.
    Your speaker did the best that could be done, I think.

  4. This was very enjoyable, good one Michael.

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