This was written for the Daily Prompt, Dearly Departed.
Write your own eulogy.
Oh dear Ron. What do we say about the enigma that is you.
You were born premature leading your mom to say you could fit inside a shoe box. The foundation of your life was not set properly, yet you managed to build yourself into the man you are.
You personality was colorful like the Van Gogh’s you admired. Yet inside you were painted black.
You were caring about everyone except the one that was just as important. You.
You lived in a fantasy land. Following an endless yellow brick road alone though you passed many along the way.
You had potential yet you underachieved. You tried but never prospered. Yet you brought out the actor in you and said on to the next one.
You never felt loved. You searched throughout time and space but could never grab it from the many who gave. Yet you gave like an overflowing river.
You sang us beautiful songs and imparted words of wisdom to many but never listened to yourself.
You never let anyone in though many were knocking.
Your mind was filled with stories yet they never escaped your fingertips.
You were a wonderful actor. You acted happy your entire life yet you never were.
You worked to escape your past but it held you in its vise grip, never letting go.
You can stop giving. You have been taken away from us.
Now you have reached your OZ. May it be as beautiful as you imagined.
Say Hi to Vincent.