Sunday, June 3, 2007

Three Deaths.

It's a Sunday night and I am in the office due to a dead Streamyx connection at home. What to do, desperate times, desperate measures. (So kwa-cheong) Apparently, the problem has now been escalated to the folks at Telekom. They've tapped into my phone line and discovered it's crackly and possibly due to a line or card problem.

Eulogies.

I think eulogies are lame if you treat them as mere dedications, since the person you dedicate it to, can't hear it anyway. Not anymore. They serve more as a memory for the living, a way of dealing with the pain and the feelings associated with the departed.

Today, in church, I learned that an auntie has passed away to be with the Lord, four days ago. She was in New Zealand where she migrated. This poem is in memory of her:

Her namesake is a flower
The lovely tender rose
Which spreads its sweet fragrance
Wherever that it goes
She was generous to a fault
To family, friend or stranger alike
Cheerful and easy-going
A warm and gentle light
This flower now blooms in Heaven
Before the throne of God
Although no longer with us
It shall not be forgot

Sigh.

The last one concerns friendship but I shall not elaborate it as it is kind of personal.

9 comments:

Lee Ping said...

Jonzz,
It is very nice for you to write for this Auntie. Keep writing, you poems will only get better.

poohbearee said...

u forgot to categorize your post.

winniethepooh said...

*pat pat jonzz* They are once part of your life, be grateful and thankful that they hv walked into ur life and bring you wonderful memories.

With every life that passed on, there will be a new one born.

take care..

ChinkinIn said...

You are right that whatever we do after somebody's passing is for those that they left behind...

Annie said...

I always thought it best to pay tribute to those we love while they're still alive.. if possible.

I agree with Chinkinin. I think it is a written summary of a person's life and how much that person was valuable in that person's life.

We all hope to be remembered in a good way... It's a nice poem Jonzz

Annie said...

I always thought it best to pay tribute to those we love while they're still alive.. if possible.

I agree with Chinkinin. I think it is a written summary of a person's life and how much that person was valuable in that person's life.

We all hope to be remembered in a good way... It's a nice poem Jonzz

eve said...

I don't cope very well with deaths...not even those of my patients whom I am not very close with...Sigh..

FireHorse said...

Sorry for your loss, or shud I say losses. Dunno wat to say, me and death, still not on very good terms.

Jonzz said...

lee ping: Still, it's a pity I did not get to see her.

PB: Actually, I always forget! =P

winniethepooh: True. Thanks.

chinkinin: Food for thought eh.

annie: Thanks. (Hey, two duplicate comments??!! LOL, don't be so Submit-Button happy)

eve: I think that's pretty normal because death is not something we look forward to and expect.

firehorse: Thanks.