Saturday, June 21, 2014

Rites Of The Sitting Dead--A Dead Poet's Society Funeral IdeaaBe

We are not immortal; from being invincible youth for all life will come to an end
But the Rite of the Sitting Dead could now become the new funeral trend
No longer on one’s back in a casket staring into space
What once was a vibrant life a body now somewhat out of place
But rather sitting or standing up in a pose
I am not dead yet I am not yet ready to go
Shed no tears for me just look at the smiling pose
 Full life full of highs and like all of us a few lows
We fail at the two major Ds in one’s life
Divorce marked by major parasites and bitter strife
And Death marked by thousands of dollars to a life extend
As if medicine the laws of God can somehow in the last days bend
Funerals a major source of tears and grief
Even if in passing, the passing brought from pain great relief
Here is an idea on death that might take hold
An idea that should be sold
Before the cancer, the stroke, the arthritis, the diabetes, the crippling heart attack
A celebration of life to enjoy the present and warmly reflect back
As for this poet with too many Ds this would be his Sitting Rite
At a computer a poem in creation, his works read aloud into the night
© June 21, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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