Sonnet: Epitaph

Epitaph for Louis William Rose

Lou Rose has passed away, ha, ha, ho, ho.
No special claim on heaven he has made,
Except that upon Christ his sins are laid,
Were there another way he must say no.

His life was filled with grief and merriment.
Each day presented triumph and faux pas.
And now after the final coup de grâce,
It finds him altogether quite content

Should someone seek to ask him for advice,
About the way a man’s life should be led.
In answer he must humbly bow his head,
And hope these final words of his suffice.

He leaves this world with only one regret,
That he had not loved more the souls he met.

While not dead yet, it seems to me one should not leave these things to the last minute, n’est ce pas?

About Louis William Rose

“I am an advocate for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.
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