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I Hate Condolences

I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.



The sympathy of death, Condolences

Sorry for your loss is just a painful reminder of broken hearts, broken fences

Condolences, pity for the death bearer in pain

Constant reminder of a vanquished spirit, where only the hurt remains

She was a good woman, he was a good man, you will be strong

Just shut the hell up suck up your pitiful pity before I do you wrong

Don’t come peeping into that coffin of the person you hate

Be real, be true, just say good riddance and come clean before it’s too late

Stay home hypocrite

Don’t come to pay any last respects

You hated him in life, so don’t pretend to love him in death

The dead doesn’t need your crocodile tears

You might as well pop a bottle of champagne over the casket and shout cheers!

All of a sudden you knew him well

I wish lightening would strike you twice, lieing and standing over the dead

What’s this? Another letter to say My Condolences

I will quickly run this through the shredder, I curse them with 365 day menses

Nope! Don’t say it, not another stinking word

Ok, looks like I will have to flip all these fake mourners the bird

Look at them, I wish they would take all this pity and stuff it

Mourn now, party later, her death they loved it

Close the damn casket please

Let the dead have some reprieve

Take the past one away to the final resting dome

So I can run these scumbags out of my home.

© 2018 Clive Williams


FlourishAnyway from USA on May 15, 2018:

I can understand why family members have a “close family members only” service or they ban certain people from funeral services.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on May 10, 2018:

Yes Venkatachari, you are so right.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on May 10, 2018:

Very well said, Clive! They shed the crocodile tears while feeling happy innermost in their hearts. They hated and hurt that person and now come to show fake attachment and concern.

It is a very embarrassing situation for the family member who had to hear the same pitiful and depressive words again and again from the people around him/her. They don't give him time to overcome the grief and move on in his life.

You portrayed it very well.

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