The Right Age to Go is Now (Poem)

The lad died too young.

They exclaimed about SSR.

He was thirty-four. (3)

Fifty-three is not yet ripe.

Not quite an age to go.

They shed tears for Irrfan. (6)

He was just seventy-one.

Healthy, hearty and fine.

Should have served longer, Ahmedbhai. (9)

Diego has called it quits.

Maradona is dead at sixty.

Maradona never quits.

Diego shall live on.

Now they are flummoxed what to say?

At forty, should he not have popped off ?

Fidel’s was the Hand of God that saved ,

Or was it just the love for daughters? (15)

Shockingly, none can say ‘too soon!’

But to admit he was on borrowed time

might invite many contemptuous frowns.

Would be akin to imitating Donne-

Chiding death for not keeping time,

Mocking death for being random,

Lampooning life for not respecting enough. (21)


#SSR #Diego

#maradona #diegomaradona #fidelcastro #argentina

#AhmedPatel #IrrfanKhan #johndonne #death

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