Thoughts on the Death of my Grandfather

October 17, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

I just found out my grandfather died, and though I tried,
I found it hard to mourn for a stranger.

He left my family, 40 years ago,
With tears, pain, and anger.

To his wife he was unfaithful, his children he abandoned,
He was not man enough, his own legs to stand on.

I never met my grandfather,
And about him few words can be said,
His obituary is the saddest, shortest, and loneliest that I’ve ever read.

The full obituary of John Spillers


Category: Poetry

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