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The Obituary
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By Rich Tassinari
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          The Obituary

Make no mistake, the obit read
A life had passed and now is dead,
In black and white, in column three,
I read about the death of me.

I called upon the editor
To right this wrong, correct the score,
For I had not departed yet
And He had best His type reset.

But He was sure and seemed to know,
His insight overturned the blow
Since in addition to my loss,
There was a gain of gold from dross.

He led me to another page
Announcing births, those new of age
And there I was again in print,
To clarify, He gave this hint:

Read John’s Good News in Chapter 3,
One Peter One, verse 23,
Then tell Me what of you is dead
And what is now alive instead.

Rich Tassinari 7/14/16


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Submitted: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Last Updated: Friday, July 15, 2016

About the Poet
Husband, father, grandfather, and each title is my joy. As a youth, poetry was a means to express the inexpressable. I was attracted to (and still am) the beauty and brevity of verse. All flows out from God, and like a proper prayer, can flow back.


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