Friday, 23 September 2011

Death Of Elsie

Elsie pined for elusive death;
A showgirl collapsed to living corpse.

Her brain kept time but time kept back;
Terror stalked her soul.

She needed hands to lead, not heal;
I shared her dreams and play her requiem.

Bryan Douglas Cook April 2011

Context for Death of Elsie

Elsie was a surrogate and beloved grandmother to the Cook family who died on the Thursday before Easter 2011 at 97 years of a failing body and a tired soul. Her passion was music and the author inherited her organ.

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