A newspaper is a mass communication platform. The contents therein are meant to have the widest appeal possible amongst the audience. And this applies not only to story selection, but also the language utilization. Some expressions thrive in a specific context, and using them haphazardly may upset sensitivities. Verily verily I say unto you, oh thee insensitive media, death stings.
The caption for the picture above, in a Kenyan daily, looks ingenious, although it's been lifted from a Bible verse.
The stitching of the tittle does appear poetic and evokes a powerful mockery of death.
In the Biblical context, the success of death over life is portrayed as ultimately futile, because through Jesus Christ, victory is assured of life eternal.
But, despite the intended message that life triumphs over death, the paper could be accused of trivializing the loss of someone's life.
You simply can't negate the pain of those who've lost a loved one.
Here on earth, death stings!