Friday, June 26, 2009

Grim Reaper

Reaction to all the news in the headlines.
No disrespect intended for the deceased or their families.

The most famous sidekick,
a beauty queen,
and King of Pop,
all died in the same week.
The media hurried to find their
legacy on reels of old film
and archives from T.V.

Headline news showed
Ed McMahon was losing his home
medical bills had overwhelmed him.

Farrah Fawcett, brought her death
into our living rooms;
reality T.V. at its most intense.

Michael Jackson on the
eve of his comeback
had a heart attack
and couldn’t recover.

Money, fame, beauty and talent
couldn’t protect them
from the grim reaper.

A shiver goes down my spine,
is it my turn the next time?

Oops, guess I'm not,
Billy Mays took that slot.

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