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Theresa Ann Moore

(1940 / Michigan, U.S.A.)

Too Busy

Excuses are never in low supply
Sorry, I did not call you
I could not find the time
I had a thousand things to do

Heard you were not feeling well
Meant to send a card the other day
Went shopping to buy a pair of shoes
Had several appointments…what can I say?

Got an invitation to go to dinner party
I looked around but did not see you there
Saw a mutual friend and inquired about you
Oh poor soul… she fell down the stairs…

I must call or visit… I promptly blurted
Our friend said, I have something more to say
Her injuries were quite severe and deadly
Unfortunately she passed away just yesterday


Submitted: Thursday, March 13, 2008
Edited: Thursday, March 13, 2008

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  • Yuri Duraan (3/15/2008 7:05:00 AM)

    We all suffer from this business... you make me realise, once more... that there is more to life... thanks (Report) Reply

  • Thad Wilk (3/13/2008 7:49:00 PM)

    Friends & relatives just seem to be tooo busy to care nowadays! ! *10*! !
    Thanks for sharing Theresa! !
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  • Marilyn Lott (3/13/2008 9:57:00 AM)

    Very well put, Theresa. We are all guilty of exactly that - procrastination!
    Thanks for the reminder that it can easily be too late. A '10'!

    Marilyn (Report) Reply

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