Write your obituary

… says daily prompt. Yesterday’s, of course, as Today’s hasn’t been published yet.

Not sure I desire a standard local newspaper obituary. They’re just so… Well, don’t want one of those.

I’d prefer a sort of limerick-y, bathroom wall one-liner. You know the kind I mean.

“Here I sit, broken hearted. Came to…”

or maybe

“The once was a man from Nantucket…”

Because I don’t do oh-so-serious. Or dirges. Or requiems. Or epic, tragic poetry.

None of those things are me. SeriousFace is not a mask I wear at all well.

So write something light, kitchen prose or gutter-rhyme, instead of an obituary, please.

“Dave wasn’t a truly bad old tosser,
But sadly not much of a Chaucer.
His prose was quite sad,
(Some even said bad).
But at least he wasn’t a dress-crosser(???)”

Well, write something better that than, please. It limps. Hire somebody who’s good at it.

Or don’t bother. Whatever, I won’t care (being dead).

Now there’s a cheerful start to another 4AM day!

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Write your obituary. 



7 thoughts on “Write your obituary”

  1. Can’t think of anything else to add on this subject, Dave. You seem to have covered it all. 🙂 The last line of your self-written obituary a bit iffy, though – even without all the question marks. The rest’s rather good. Interesting topic for 4am – depending on your point of view, of course. Perhaps just odd, would be a better description – but definitely funny. 🙂

  2. Just started snooping around your site, here…love it! I really love that you don’t do “epic, tragic poetry.” I have only read a few of your posts so far, but I have laughed and I think that’s fantastique!

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