Sally Plumb Plumb

Gold Star - 9,264 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,
painfully.
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.

>> <<

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

  • Dash Of Poetry (7/3/2019 12:02:00 AM)

    I could not help laughing, reading the last stanza. Charming hint of humour. (Report)Reply

    (7/15/2019 5:39:00 AM)

    Thanks for your interest.Glad it caused amusement. Happy times to you, Sally.

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  • Prabir Gayen (5/12/2019 1:58:00 PM)

    Very beautiful poem dear poet...... thanks//////// (Report)Reply

    (5/29/2019 6:20:00 AM)

    Thank you for your lovely remark. Sally

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  • (3/13/2019 9:18:00 AM)

    Your poems are Profoundly sophisticated. I am impressed at your " education" too- or lack thereof. I myself, though 'educated' have found the most powerful education through that of life though it be more difficult, and one one may need a break from in a University sometimes. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/5/2019 3:18:00 AM)

    Thankyou for all of your remarks I’ve taken them on board. Lovely to hear from you.(Is that correct?) Best Regards Sally. (Report)Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (9/19/2018 6:34:00 PM)

    OH, YEAH, VERY NICE puncuation! such is to be EXPECTED on a POEM site, isn't it? but it AIN'T always so! ! !

    i wish i could SEE the punctuation more easily; that one reason i enlarge the poem on this screen.

    bri :)
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    (3/25/2019 6:17:00 AM)

    Hi! Bri, I love your remarks. I assume you’re Welsh.Philip Madoc was one of my favourite men.. Cheers for now. Sally.

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  • Bri Edwards (9/19/2018 6:31:00 PM)

    (CONT.)

    Sally, i plan to use this in my upcoming October showcase, where will appear the poem title & text, and your name (3 times!) . any questions? showcases almost always have the month and year in the title.
    Thanks.
    bri ;)
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    (3/26/2019 4:00:00 AM)

    What is a ‘showcase? ’ I am interested How old are you? SallyP.P.

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  • Bri Edwards (9/19/2018 6:30:00 PM)

    ok, i read it AGAIN.

    In the mortuary of mind
    lay my ancestors... i wondered if lay was correct. i want to say lie, but the tenses of to lie and to lay are even confusing for me i guess (some of them) . i guess the problem is i'm not SURE if you want past or present
    tense. [i GUESS! ]

    I LIKE the m/m alliteration.

    (CONT.)
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  • Bri Edwards (9/19/2018 4:45:00 PM)

    i came back for another peek, and something seemed amiss.

    en·tire·ty
    enˈtī(ə) rtē, enˈtīrədē/
    noun
    noun: entirety; plural noun: entireties

    the whole of something.

    of course, being from England, you may not know any better!

    bri :)
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  • Bri Edwards (9/3/2018 6:39:00 PM)

    Sally, one of the earlier (they are, after all, ALL earlier than this one! !) comments asks why you hadn't had 'new poems'; this was in early 2015.

    don't they realize that people slow down? ? ? OR maybe you had SPEEDED UP? ! too much partying, drinking, 'fooling around'; YOU KNOW! too little time for writing! ! ! too many hangovers! !

    bri ;)

    but i guess you were 'sober' ENOUGH to leave a poem comment for me this past month. thanks.
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  • Bri Edwards (9/3/2018 6:32:00 PM)

    (cont.)

    were they laughing AT YOU, or WITH YOU? i guess joyfully and glad point towards 'with you', but..........maybe YOU were not joyful? perhaps you'd think being had some (or many) advantages/comforts you'd miss? maybe, MAYBE, ...someday we shall both 'know'.

    bri ;)

    also enjoyed last stanza....a lot.
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  • Bri Edwards (9/3/2018 6:32:00 PM)

    (cont.)

    at first i saw no humor, but then i saw it, after scrolling DOWN past the ]][[, it being the last stanza. yes, some humour/humor perhaps there. BUT i'm not sure of the type/cause of laughter from your ancestors.

    (cont.)
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  • Bri Edwards (9/3/2018 6:31:00 PM)

    SOME favorite lines:

    In the mortuary of mind
    lay my ancestors
    arms open and calling. Oh, SALLYYY! We are WAITING..... for YOU! !

    this may be a bit 'intellectual' for me to FATHOM completely. i KNOW (i think) down is where i'll be heading 'THEN'. To MyPoemList.

    (cont.)
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  • Drtony 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

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  • (8/31/2015 2:03:00 PM)

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

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  • (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

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  • (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

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  • 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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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 2, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 6, 2011


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