After the deaths of a good friend, his mother’s best friend, both of his grandparents, his uncle and finally his father, all in a five year period, Lewis wrote “The Tyranny of Death” to express the emotional tension created by the death of loved ones.
Oh, death will be the death of me
For herein lies the tyranny
That in forgetting, pain relieved
Creates the pain of guilt perceived
The loved one dying doubly dead
This second death upon my head