Francie Lynch

Mary Jane Died Last Night - Poem by Francie Lynch

The younger sister
Of the second wife
Of my dear friend
Of forty-five years
Died last night.

You didn't know her.

She died at fifty-six;
For many that's younger,
For more that's older;
For us, we knew her.

I really don't know why
I brought it up;
I shouldn't bother you.

She was...
a daughter, a sister,
a cousin, a niece;
an auntie, a mother,
then a grandmother;
There are many like her,
But none other.

There's more. She was...
a friend, a true friend,
a lover and healer;
a soul mate,
a life mate,
a wife and confidant.

Yes. Such women
We know well.
But you didn't.
Did you?

Well, she died last night.
Just thought you might
Like to know,
Mary Jane died last night.

Topic(s) of this poem: death

Comments about Mary Jane Died Last Night by Francie Lynch

  • (11/12/2017 2:56:00 AM)

    Francie, I was deeply moved by your heart wrenching ode to a very special human being. And your earthy style of writing. Mary Jane would be proud! Thank you for sharing your pain. And my condolences. (Report) Reply

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  • Gordon Gilhuly (6/25/2017 3:13:00 PM)

    Lovely poem. Your use of tone - perfectly conversational - creates some genuine pathos. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (12/6/2016 8:15:00 PM)

    Great poem, Francie. Wonderful tribute to Mary Jane. (Report) Reply

  • Atasha Williams (3/21/2016 2:00:00 PM)

    Condolences for your dear friend. Death is as natural as birth (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/24/2015 10:02:00 AM)

    Death is part of us; may her soul rest in peace. Nice dedication. (Report) Reply

  • Wes Vogler (11/12/2015 2:28:00 AM)

    Nicely done Francie. I have lost a good many friends in my 85 years and have written nothing that equals this little piece. May i dedicate it to some of them? i shall show it to my wife who is still with me after 61 years. Thank you luv... Wes (Old Dad) (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (10/2/2015 11:28:00 AM)

    This is so typical of the reality of life, how often do we hear such and stand in shock wondering why. Well thank you poet for this realistic view of life...10 (Report) Reply

  • Seamus O' Brian (8/5/2015 11:31:00 AM)

    In the tumult of living, very few interactions leave one with a sense of enrichment. This one did. Thank you. (Report) Reply

    Francis Lynch (8/6/2015 10:36:00 AM)

    Thanks, Neal.

  • Lyn Paul (5/20/2015 5:09:00 PM)

    What a remarkable woman was Mary Jane, Dying at an age too young. You have written the most incredible heartfelt piece. This would be a beautiful piece for Mary Jane's eulogy at her final farewell.
    Thank you Francie, please let me know if you have a beautiful celebration for Mary Jane's life.
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  • Susan Lacovara (5/20/2015 7:48:00 AM)

    Once in your life, forever on your heart. An amazing poem, tells the take of holes fragile and fast moving life actually is. Although I do not know Mary Jane, I do know how these emotions spill. Thank you for the artistic truth. PEACE (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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