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Fitting for My Funeral

Fitting for My Funeral

written by: Paul Anthony Obey



Instructions are clear, no change is allowed,
Watching over my own fond farewell,
Sad faces, turn happy, now I am proud,
As the soul leaves my body, a shell,

Celebration of life, lived its own special way,
Not by numbers, or as others approved,
Music builds to crescendo as I float away,
Only few of my mourners subdued,

I knew what I wanted, I got what I asked,
From my loved ones despite all the sadness,
Just remember the memories that we have amassed,
All the good times, the bad and the madness,

Of a journey of happiness later in life,
Now in heaven, or hell, or wherever,
No matter, no pain, no sadness, no strife,
just be dancing, with glowsticks, forever.

Paul Anthony Obey

Paul Anthony Obey

The author, Paul Anthony Obey, born in 1970, is working class, brought up in a working class family and has raised a working class family. Married to a proud New Zealander, Nicola, they live in the North West of England and share 4 children; Ryan, Hayley, Bethany and Seth, one of each from both.

Paul has worked within the Social Housing environment for all his adult life in one guise or another, but has recently decided to write full time to share a view and hopefully inspire reaction in others to take another look at life, beyond the confines of self, question the generally accepted truth and make the World a better place for everyone. One step at a time!

My work is dedicated to all of those who believe in what I am trying to do and to some of those who don’t yet get it.
Paul Anthony Obey

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