Saturday, September 15, 2018

Deathbed: A Short film

Circled around the Deathbed
They weep and moan
Sullen looks, swollen eyes, measured sighs
Magic Makeover tailored for the occasion

All in anticipation of the breaking news
and pray if it doesn't seem forthcoming
They fret and fume within,
drained by the 'performance'

How long? they wonder,
for the politically correct broadcast
across media: social and anti-social,
of heartrending obituaries
and touching tributes
proofed, edited, revised and rehearsed
All in readiness

Fun to watch,
this short film
On the futility of life,
featuring the departing soul
in a culminating cameo,
Ironically on the Deathbed.