Sally Plumb Plumb

Silver Star - 3,808 Points (23 9 1940 / Haverhill Suffolk England)

A Humorous Death - Poem by Sally Plumb Plumb

Distance stretches
to the horizon,
over the edge
is the distance down.
I am over
Falling slow as a feather.

My past passes me,
It is a long way,
the bottom.
In the mortuary of mind
lay my ancestors
arms open and calling.
The dying left in me
will not speed its entirity
towards the inevitable.

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My ancestors are laughing now.
Applauding joyfully,
glad that I am released
from the restrictions of being.

Comments about A Humorous Death by Sally Plumb Plumb

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (11/1/2015 3:18:00 AM)

    nothing is permanent. everything that begins end too. very nice and beautiful poem thank you tony (Report) Reply

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  • Paul Brookes (10/30/2015 8:07:00 AM)

    Beautiful........................ (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2015 2:03:00 PM)

    Very evocative. This piece of writing is very beautiful. Very well crafted (Report) Reply

  • (7/10/2015 5:55:00 AM)

    Everything that has a beginning has an end, so is life. But the end of life for those in christ is eternal life. Your writing is brilliantly scribed. (Report) Reply

  • (7/4/2015 3:03:00 AM)

    We can stop most things in life, but death is one thing that gets us
    all in the end. A great poem.
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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/1/2015 10:11:00 PM)

    Why are you not writing these days? I looked for your latest; couldn't find any. So, I chose this which has got the maximum number of hits. Needless for me to repeat that this a very beautiful and profound poem. The imagery is great and that feather-like fall out of mortal restrictions is superb. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (1/1/2015 4:37:00 PM)

    A marvelous poem, but I think humorous is the wrong word to use in the title. Better would be pleasant or pleasing or joyful, etc.
    I scored it a ten.
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  • Ramesh Rai (10/10/2014 9:35:00 AM)

    My ancestors are laughing now.
    Applauding joyfully,
    glad that I am released
    from the restrictions of being.
    An amazing death. enjoyed it.
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  • Patricia Grantham (5/28/2013 1:29:00 PM)

    A very interesting poem about death Sally. Your artistic rendition
    of death leaves me spellbound. I am at a lost for words.
    Well done.
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  • (1/4/2013 9:09:00 AM)

    Few poems move me, but this one does. Very powerful imagery (Report) Reply

  • The Jesus Of Suburbia Is A Lie (6/18/2012 12:52:00 AM)

    Interestin read. I liked the poem, overall
    but the title of the poem just feel so wrong.
    I read the poem, and smiled...for you had a successful death. You reached to the destination where you were supposed to be.
    It's the completion of a mission.
    Just using 'humorous death' do not appeal to me.
    (Report) Reply

  • David Gerardino (2/23/2012 7:25:00 PM)

    My past passes me, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , very good, i see the words.... (Report) Reply

  • (2/13/2012 7:49:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem reflecting what we all will experience one day.
    I've wrote before saying Sally is my favourite poet on this site and with poems like this I bet I'm not on my own either!
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  • (11/28/2011 1:38:00 PM)

    This is one of the most touching visions of one's dying that I've read. My father used to talk about his ancestors a lot, how considerate they had been in preparing the way for us in life. (It was the closest he could come to images like yours) . (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (11/1/2011 11:45:00 AM)

    Another great poem You seem to be able to convey very deep meaning and tell a story with the minimal of words. Excellent Paul (Report) Reply

  • (10/16/2011 3:06:00 PM)

    Some face the future
    With happy repose
    Hoping they can nurture
    One last round as life goes.

    And as they slide through 'death's door'
    They smile and say,
    'Wish I could've done more,
    It was a hell of a ride, now I've got hell to pay! '
    (Report) Reply

  • (2/22/2011 9:25:00 PM)

    wonderful internal rhyme! ! 'my past passes me painfully'....lovely!
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  • (9/24/2010 1:23:00 AM)

    Excellent Premonition …science describes, ‘Out of body sensation’ a.k.a. death experience who survived from near death …thanks for sharing Sally
    Ms. Nivedita
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  • (3/9/2010 3:22:00 AM)

    life makes to objure deeds to words truthfully,
    My past passes me,
    It is a long way,
    the bottom.
    In the mortuary of mind
    lay my ancestors
    (Report) Reply

  • (10/24/2009 11:26:00 AM)

    true is'nt it the dead and gone would welcome us when we die... a lovely thought on death...10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 2, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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