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Another One Bites The Dust - Poem by Gil Tee

In memory of Steve Norton, the archetypal Mr Nice Guy, whose sudden and unexpected death on 11 May 2009 is a source of much sorrow and sadness amongst those who had the privilege to have known him.


Had a phone call from an old friend with the news last night
that one of our companions has disappeared from sight;
driven off the fairway and vanished in the rough -
he'll never salvage par again with that magic touch.

For ages we've been saying that we must meet up sometime
for a pint of beer or two, or maybe some red wine,
to talk about the old days and our retirement plans -
but pension funds are worthless when it all goes down the pan.

If life is an illusion, why is it so unkind?
This isn't the reunion that we had in mind.
The funeral is on Thursday - I hope my suit still fits -
there'll be no showbiz send-off, though; he never did like glitz.

So say a prayer for Stephen and wish his woman well;
he's holing out in Heaven while we wonder, Is this Hell?
Yes, raise a glass to Stephen - I used to know him well -
and try to keep believin' while we wander in this Hell.

Say Goodbye to Stephen; they say the good die young -
and seein' is believin', but believin' ain't much fun.


Comments about Another One Bites The Dust by Gil Tee

  • Rookie - 24 Points Yoonoos Peerbocus (5/21/2009 12:52:00 AM)

    all stanzas richly contribute to build this consciousness stirring piece/penned with inner zest (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 142 Points Joseph Poewhit (5/16/2009 6:52:00 AM)

    Like buying a ticket for a show, we wait and die (Report) Reply

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Poems About Retirement

  1. 1. Another One Bites The Dust , Gil Tee
  2. 2. The Death Rattle , RAJ NANDY
  3. 3. My Younger Days/ Part Ii , Gulliver Gimble
  4. 4. To Rest My Soul , Subbaraman N V
  5. 5. Grandfather's Clock , Ethan Biswurm
  6. 6. Leaving And Glad , Lois M. Crockett
  7. 7. A Colleague Retires.... , Biswajit Basu
  8. 8. Rockets To Roses , Mary E. McFarland
  9. 9. Age - A Number To Cumber , Noor Othman
  10. 10. Re-Renting Time , Jim Yerman
  11. 11. Thank You Ma'Am Leah , Bonnevie Barcelita Galindo
  12. 12. Vulnerability , Boghos Artinian
  13. 13. Hilda's Retirement. , Ruth Street
  14. 14. Superannuation , vidyut chakraborty
  15. 15. The Roman Soldier , jan oskar hansen
  16. 16. Signs Of Spring , Merle Steinmann
  17. 17. Dream Hoese Ii (Revised) , Mary Naylor
  18. 18. Song Xxx. The Lovely Brown Maid , Robert Anderson
  19. 19. Dream Spot , Ana Monnar
  20. 20. Thou Art Enough For Me , Abhinav Joshi
  21. 21. Green Banana’s , Albert Ahearn
  22. 22. Retired Life , Asit Kumar Sanyal
  23. 23. Day And Age , Kaio Clark
  24. 24. The Last Of The Sunny-Sides-Up , mark nwagwu
  25. 25. Monarchial Redeployment , Tosin Abegunde
  26. 26. Mine , Madman Poet
  27. 27. My Therapist , chas garcia
  28. 28. A Place For Everyone, And Everyone In Th.. , Bob and Alex Eichen
  29. 29. .5. Pension In A State , David Threadgold
  30. 30. The Kiss , Bryan Pegram
  31. 31. Have I Said Enough? , Ram Josyula
  32. 32. Soboba , rwetewrt erwtwer
  33. 33. Dharma Chakra , Daniel Trevelyn Joseph
  34. 34. Endless Games , Louie Levy
  35. 35. The Mystiques Of Motherhood Today , GOODLUCK ETSEREFE
  36. 36. Retirement , Kevin Seales
  37. 37. His Waiting Lounge , Padmanabhan Ananth
  38. 38. Easter 2014 , Nasarudheen.P. Parameswaran
  39. 39. Melancholy Of My Mind On The Message Of .. , Don Nguyen
  40. 40. Changing Of The Leaves , Jim Yerman
  41. 41. Vintage Dreams , Nika McGuin
  42. 42. God , Asit Kumar Sanyal
  43. 43. Vaporized Expectations , Patricia Osamor
  44. 44. Squirrel Watching , Curtisj Johnson
  45. 45. Retirement, Before And After , Anu Shraddha
  46. 46. Celestial Glow , Gerry Legister
  47. 47. Time To Throw Down The Shovel , Steven Harris
  48. 48. I'D Prefer To Live With Dogs , Madhav Sarkunde
  49. 49. Given The Choice , Jason Lowes
  50. 50. Work , Prince Lartey
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