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(Not so) Famous Last Words


Sidey’s weekend challenge: 12.11.2010 – Famous Last Words

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(Not so) Famous Last Words


Sitting relaxed in the lounge

Reading the Sunday papers

My father called out,

“Shush, not so much noise,”

To his second wife,

Working in the garden.

To which she replied,

“I suppose if I stop breathing,

It will still be too much noise for you.”

Hearing a crash, he looked up

And there she was,

Lying flat on her back,

Dead from a brain haemorrhage

A passing doctor confirmed.


©DGA 12.11.2010 09:40

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

25 thoughts on “(Not so) Famous Last Words

  1. …jeeez Adee….shocking…the pic I mean….how are you?


  2. Ouch, Adee. Words that cannot be taken back.


  3. Unbelievable – but I guess such things happen. Imagine having those last words forever coming back to haunt…


  4. Sjoe!That’s hectic.


  5. ouch, that is so horrid. to live with that afterwards!


  6. there is excellent punch in the poem as well as a heart-rending irony to life.


    • I agree with you about the irony, Sunamu. I believe we make certain choices in life, but cannot foretell what the consequences will be. Thank you for the visit and comment. 🙂


  7. Nooooo way. Really? Wow.


  8. Oh, no! What a shocker! I assume this was a normal kind of conversation between them (affectionate nagging?!) bb


  9. holy…wow…i think i would be scarred for life…for having shushed her…shocking…


    • I think it was one strange coincidence that she dropped down dead just after replying. It would probably have happened even if he hadn’t shushed her… I hope.


  10. We often imagine things like that, but for it to actually happen? Sad, tragic, but somehow a little awe inspiring, too.


  11. Holy Smackerel! and they say timing is every thing…proves one thing …death is so unpredictable that we should fill our moments with kindness because ,,,we just never know. I am truly sorry this happened to your family. Peace be with you and your dad.


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