Sudden death – a poem


Each and every day,

You hear of pain;

It’s a part of life,

Like sun and rain.


A young father shot,

A life suddenly ends;

Wife and children left,

For themselves to fend.


A drug addicts child,

Always left alone;

Of starvation dies,

He’s skin and bone.


An aircraft crash,

Kills all on board;

Each link with life,

A severed cord.


At first a death,

Is so surreal;

It’s permanency,

Is so unreal.


The first few days,

They go so fast;

The funeral,

In a flash it’s past.


Harsh reality,

When people leave;

And left alone,

Your loss you grieve.


Life is fragile,

Not guaranteed;

Make sure each day,

Is gladly received.

by Robbie Cheadle

Robbie Cheadle is the co-author of the Sir Chocolate book series together with her 11 year old son, Michael.

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Facebook: @SirChocolateBooks

Twitter: @bakeandwritegh


43 thoughts on “Sudden death – a poem

  1. Hi Robbie,
    Now I know who Michael is. I saw you mention him on another page.
    I am a teacher. Thanks for supporting literacy on this site.
    I met you at Danny Ray’s Meet and Greet. I came to meet and greet you.
    If you need any blogging tips, I hope you will check out my blog. That’s what I write about.
    I also have two Meet and Greets each month like Danny.

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      1. Hi Robbie,
        I will look forward to your visit to my blog. I often give tips on writing (does that count as literacy?) Thank you for your reply. It’s nice to meet you too.

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  2. So beautiful and truth behind your brilliant composition Robbie. Loved the picture too. Robbie since you had nominated me for an award I have written some few words about you in my post if you could have a look at that post of mine. Thanks.

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  3. Heart rending words, and a poem that hits home to the realities of life’s pain..
    A great reminder for us all to love and live in the moment of Now as we embrace those who are dear in our lives..
    Many thanks dear Robbie.. Lots of Love and take care of you.. xxx Sue

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I wrote that poem after a very good friend of ours was killed while trying to help his niece in a domestic violence case. I always try to make the most of today as one never knows what tomorrow holds. Have a lovely weekend and I hope you are feeling much better now.

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  4. Think this is the sad part of life. Many of us don’t want to think of this with respect to our loved ones but you have penned it so good. Everyday when we get up thank god for being alive is the gratefulness we can show.

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