Shame (Remembering the artists gone too soon).

Such a shame, they all said
The family left behind.
Gathered round his graveside
A snapshot caught in time.

Such talent gone to waste
Worked all his life, for what?
To gain recognition
Until he lost the plot.

Such a life led by drugs
Addicted to them all.
He blew all his money
He took a mighty fall.

Such a shame, they all said
Why didn’t he get aid?
If we could have helped him
Alive he might have stayed.

Shame he never lived on
To see a better view.
Shame he died so sudden
His work known by too few.

Shame he’s died, they all said
He’s cold, alone, but free.
Soon he’ll be forgotten
Resigned to history.