Covid Death Lamentation

The 2022 USA New Year sadly left behind, more than one million, would-be revelers, passionate, but now breathless casualties of Covid-19 and its variants from years 2020 and 2021.

The unassuming victims were living, contributing souls with hope for survival!  Their weight of loss and cost to society is substantial.  They are grievously missed by friends and loved ones.

In Memory of Aunt Marilyn

Only by Death

Alone, lonely, lost, not found, watching, waiting, craving solid ground.

Quiet, silenced, sounds ever still, seeing, hearing what minds will.

Uneasy, restless, sleepless nights, weeping, wailing, mourning my love, my life.

One man, one woman, I thee wed, splintered, separated, only by death.

Awaken, arise, gentle spirit, troubadours, trumpets, a sojourn transcendent.

Sky, clouds, celestial heavens, crying eyes, spirit rise, soaring high, gone, love of mine.


Joyce Lynn Eggleston

Indianapolis, IN – September 2021

Saying goodbye to the one you love