There are days which fragilise the soul
Cracks which appear and take their toll
For many moons all has been well
Then sad news comes - you just can tell...
A chance encounter – twice today
I learned of friends who'd passed away
And on a notice board I saw
The 'faire-part' of a couple more...
Life is not stable, carved in stone
Fate intervenes – you're left alone
Wondering why friends had to part
Leaving footprints in your heart...
That life is finite we all know
Since birth we sense that it is so
Hence each in turn will leave the Room
Many, sadly, far too soon ...
(c) Poet in the woods 2017