Will

 

All the family gathered for the reading of the will
Though they’d loved him in life and loved him still
Each one hoped to gain something
From their Father’s sad passing

The eldest son hoped for money,
He had always thought his Father funny.
The twin girls hoped for property,
They had always behaved properly.
The youngest wanted the business,
He knew he could be a success.
Their Mother sat with her hands on her lap,
All she wanted was her husband back.

All the family gathered for the reading of the will
They’d loved him in life and loved him still
The lawyer coughed and began to read
The dead mans final deed

“To my eldest son I leave the house
That he might fill it with a spouse.
To my beautiful girls I leave my firm
There is work to do and money to earn.
My baby boy, I leave my wealth
You can make your own way, I’ve always felt.

All the family gathered for the reading of the will
They’d loved him in life and loved him still
Though this was not what they’d expected
They saw his wisdom and his gifts were respected

“My darling wife, you’ve not been forgotten
Though it may seem that I leave you nothing.
I leave you with your family
And a promise that you will forget me

All the family left the reading of the will
Of the man they had loved and loved still.

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