Harry

Harry died in his bed, sad

But nobody knew.

Someone knocked on his door

After a week or two.

When there wasn’t an answer

Someone went away,

Just thought he was deaf

Or, gone out for the day.

Then a week or two later

The mail’s in the hall

But the postman’s too busy

To give him a call,

And the milkman stopped coming

A long time ago;

When there isn’t a sign

How would anyone know?

That an old man of eighty

Was lying in bed

All his wisdom and memories

Long since left his head;

Now, there’s no sign of life

Just the flies on the wall,

Harry’s waiting for someone to miss him

And call;

But it’s been such a long time

Since Harry had friends.

His dear wife died and left him alone

In the end,

And his children have long since forgotten to call;

Harry knew they were busy

Why worry them all?

So he lay down to sleep

In his lonely bedroom,

And returned to the dark place

He left for the womb.

 

deadin bedlonelyman

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