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-         Mike Jenkins (U.K.)


Too many journeys down the long drive


Too many bearers carrying like a large cross 


Too many tears and favourite songs


Too many pictures of kind faces on screens 


Too many priests & celebrants trying hard to realise 


Too many well-known hymns


Too many flowers placed on coffins


Too many curtains and goodbyes


Too many cwtshes in lines


Too many final toasts & past tenses


Too many coils of rising smoke


Too many dreams of touching close.


Note - cwtshes - cuddles