A Pauper’s Death

old brother died
and who would pay
to send him on
his final way?
the cost of life
had been too dear
the cost of death
was dearer still.
oh who will come
to send him home
this man who lived
a life alone?


Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

13 thoughts on “A Pauper’s Death”

    1. Yes, this one needs to go forth. It’s based in truth. My mother-in-law’s youngest brother recently passed away. He’d lived off the grid except for the times he spent in jail.


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