D.L. Aceves

Rookie - 274 Points (July 21,1982 / California)

If I Died - Poem by D.L. Aceves

If I died,
But then came back.
What would I look like?
What would I be?
Would I look the same as I was?
Would I come back as me?
Or something else entirely?
Like a rock or a tree?
Or a frog or a bee?

If I died,
But returned as a snack.
What would I taste like?
Who would eat me?
Would I make a very good meal?
Would I taste nice and sweet?
Or something disgusting
Like rotting pigs feet?
Or milk, that's been left out for a week?

If I died,
But stood up in my coffin.
What would happen?
How would I be greeted?
Would people take notice?
Or just remain seated
Like none of them cares?
Or would they all gasp in horror
Then fall out their chairs?
Would they be glad to see me?
Or will they have no more,
And go running and screaming
As they head out the door?

Comments about If I Died by D.L. Aceves

  • Rookie - 204 Points Stan Petrovich (3/21/2015 7:15:00 AM)

    Rebirth is a profound enterprise. Death is a profound change indeed. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 7, 2014

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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