No Cake Today

Between them my wife and my uncle,  who died within a few weeks of each other, celebrated 176 birthdays. Those anniversaries will be sad when they come round but there will be a sense of a life well lived A few weeks after their deaths,  my grandson committed suicide, a matter of weeks before his  twenty-third birthday …

Happy birthdays to you,
You will forever now be twenty two
Happy birthdays to you,
You were due so many, there’s now so few,
Happy birthdays dear Marc,
No more joy, tears or ire, just the dark.
Happy birthdays to you,
My heart is now a void, what can I do?


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