Friday, October 2, 2020



Weekly Scribblings and Magaly asks us to consider October.  My favorite time of year!
Submitted to Poets & Storytellers United
October 2, 2020

Frost on the pumpkin
Scarecrow guarding the field
October is here


My poem is brief, my thoughts are bittersweet.  Last night I watched via live stream the funeral service of a dear friend of over 20 years in Perth, Australia.   A gift of Covid has allowed us many and creative ways of communicating, for which I’m very grateful, and her daughter arranged that I could “be there” via Viacom.  My friend was a sassy and spunky little Irish girl with a puckish sense of humor and I thought you might like to know the music she selected for the service she carefully planned herself.  Her casket was carried into the room to the tune of “Thunderstruck” and the service ended with Queen’s rendition of “Another One Bites the Dust”.   May we all prepare our goodbyes with such panache!   Thank you for sharing her goodbye humor with me.


  1. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend of so many years. It sounds as if she was a quite character!
    Nice October poem. And I love the picture of the crow, or raven. They are my favorite birds!

  2. This is such a beautiful and heartfelt post on the loss of your friend. I loved the music she had planned for her own funeral. I can well understand your bittersweet thoughts yesterday.

  3. I love her choice of music too. A friend to be missed, for sure! How wonderful you were able to be part of her send-off, if from afar. It's lovely, too, that you shared this with us. My sympathies in your grief. When we get to our time of life (you and me and Robin, and maybe one or two others) we do sadly lose more and more people who have been dear to us. And yet, as time goes on, I am thankful for the memories and that I am still here to have those memories.

  4. Condolences for the loss of your dear friend. I am pleased her daughter included you in the ceremony. Ha...she certainly had a good sense of humour there was a lot of chortling and guffaws when they played...another one bites the dust

  5. The COVID-19 knows no favorites. We also lost a dear friend, SIL, and Mrs. Jim's sister. Lovely Haiku, here are condolances for your loss.
    I for sure have thought, “Another One Bites the Dust”, but I'm not brave enough to say it.

  6. Dear Bev,
    This is one of those smiling through my tears messages. I love the spunk of your dear friend. May we all aspire to that kind of loftiness.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss, Bev. I have to admire your friend's sense of style and humor. She sounds like a fun person to have known.

  8. I hope your friend's soul smiled (and even danced a bit) the whole time. I never knew here, but I suspect that I would've liked her very much. May she find rest.

  9. What a sense of fun and I would guess, adventure. Another one bites the dust... so amazing. I like your short ode to October!