The Late Show…The Mourning After
By David Smith August 26, 2011
(Inspired by State Funeral Service and CBC Radio Broadcasts throughout the day)
The Late Show, with a twist …I heard today;
A corps laid out to rest, and on formal display.
It is not what is in the box that’s of value to share;
It’s the memory of the loved one, the influence to compare.
How the Late Show affected my life.
And how I felt when the show passed into the night.
O the Late Show; was the viewing grand?
Was the celebration of life simple, and easy to understand?
The trials and difficulties; the life lived through
Could those experiences give my life special meaning too?
And the Late Show; could I shed a tear?
Develop courage; or have the unbearable loss to fear?
A life that passes; as we understand
How the Late Show affected me; Can I take a stand?
The Late Show, with a twist…I heard today;
How would I react when my loved one is on display?