Aretha Franklin, Robin Leach
and John McCain have passed.
The rich and famous end their lives as we.
Regardless of possessions prized
or stock portfolios,
Death's unimpressed by all celebrity.
The ground is level at the grave.
There are no perks at all.
No U-haul trailers trail behind a hearse.
We end our days like we began
with nothing in our hands
without regard for what's within our purse.
For those quite wealthy or quite poor
and all those in between,
when Death arrives and knocks at our front door
what matters most is Who we know
and Who we most can trust
so that we need not fret at what's in store.