Death be not proud,
but for crying out loud, can you stop?
Plucking two “roses” in one pop? Really?
The last generation is decimated
I am deflated and sad and have had
All in passing, we are now
that “last” generation.
© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2016
*** I received news yesterday afternoon that my Mother’s sole surviving sibling had passed away. She was the best aunt and we grew up with her always near. Thirty years after my mother’s death, and within two weeks of each other I lost two women who filled the role of “Mom” in my life. Two beautiful roses have joined the eternal garden, much to our chagrin!