Francis Duggan

A Final Farewell - Poem by Francis Duggan

A sad enough sound is the funeral bell
For some male or female a final farewell
Tolling in the belfry of the church nearby
It's slow peals echoing in the calm morning sky
The funeral bell tolls for you and for me
As a reminder to us of our mortality
The clock on our lives ever ticking away
It ticks on and on to our last night and day
The morning is pleasant and sunny and fine
And the silver billed magpie sings in the sunshine
To be ignorant of his mortality how lucky is he
His life's biggest worry is his territory
To proclaim his borders with passion he does sing
As the funeral bell for the dead person ring.

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

Form: Sonnet

Poet's Notes about The Poem

from 'rhymeonly'

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 21, 2016

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