Everyone is Mortal RIP Etta James

Etta James was an American blues singer who sang at the Montreux Jazz Festival many times during her career. She was Blues Artist of the Year on no less than fourteen occasions. She died after a long battle with leukemia on 20 January 2012, age 73

Everyone is mortal
Everyone will die
Etta James has passed away
Many said goodbye

Reader you are mortal
Reader you will die
Even I as poet
Some day I will die

Don Matthews
November 2020

Published by donmatthewspoetry

I just like playing round with words. And having fun

18 thoughts on “Everyone is Mortal RIP Etta James

  1. This somehow reminded me of a birthday song my daughter’s quirky friends sang for her on her 16th birthday …. sung as a dirge:
    Happy Birthday
    Happy Birthday
    One year older and closer to death
    Happy Birthday
    Happy Birthday

    I’m sure it wouldn’t go over so well in later years!!!

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  2. There is no arguing that’
    That said, I would kinda want to live for ever (at this present moment of time)…
    Anna :o]


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