Frank was an ordinary hard-working man
leaving school at fifteen
finding work in a garage where he stayed
doing an apprenticeship
settling down with Jenny for a good life
happily never any strife.
I knew them well I met a nice young woman
we often went out together
he had three children my spouse and I four
the years were pretty good
my route took me into the medical field
nice to see people healed.
Lost contact for sometime I got divorced
next we met was a surprise
it was while on duty said his Jenny was ill
in the intensive care unit
later heard she had passed from this life
his precious wonderful wife.
After the funeral tried to keep in touch
but our worlds had changed
read in the paper he had won the lottery
what amount had no idea
really pleased for him deserving a break
and for the children’s sake!
Last I heard moved away to the south coast
bought a nice little bungalow
a real shame it came too late for his partner
but now could play more golf
both about the same age that I remember
heard sad news last December!
Maybe the hazard of winning the money
burglars broken in one night
thinking no doubt there was much to take
the place was ransacked
received awful injuries never recovered
a day before being discovered!
It was Frank’s daughter who contacted me
though saw it on the news
a genuine hard-working man taken to early
by those where greed ruled
the mind-set was just their material greed
no remorse leaving him to bleed!
This my Epitaph for Frank just a nice ordinary man!
The Foureyed Poet.