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Republish because I'm bored
As someone who has unfortunately written far too many obituaries and been to far too many funerals, this poem really drives home. Personally, I've come to view funerals as less than a farce and more of cookie-cutter method offered to people who don't know how to mourn. This poem has moved me to re-examine that thought.
I think you've developed this well. The tone, language, and structure are crafted with meticulous care. I can tell you've put a lot of work into this.
Given that the person the poem is addressed to disliked the traditions and standard structure of funerals, I think it's particularly poignant that all the verses are a uniform length. It's very bittersweet and really well done.