Orlando Belo

Gold Star - 14,890 Points (Derby, England)

An Upright Man - Poem by Orlando Belo

An unfortunate soul I once found,
standing upright in the ground.
Written on a stone above his head
were the words, which clearly said.

In this space of eight feet deep and one yard square,
stands Cornelius Peg who didn’t care.
With little space and assets less,
this was his last and final request.

Though awkward to dig, this narrow plot,
Tom, a man of small stature gave his lot.
Cornelius Peg now stands for eternity,
being how he always wanted to be.

Topic(s) of this poem: life and death

Comments about An Upright Man by Orlando Belo

  • (4/26/2015 2:07:00 AM)

    hmmm...a very thoughful piece...death is inevitable....but a good name is better than riches.. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 26, 2015

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