Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,709 Points (25th March 1943)

For Posterity - Poem by Ernestine Northover

He fell backwards into quick drying cement.
It was something that he hadn’t meant
to do. For his trousers started setting fast,
and ended up looking like a plaster cast.

A stonemason was found to chip away
at this solid mass of clayey grey.
His legs were feeling not quite his own.
He felt like a statue carved from stone.

Finally his limbs were at last released.
His trousers, surprisingly, were not creased.
Two buttock shapes were in concrete created
Something that made him feel very deflated.

For nobody else with any temerity. could say,
Their posterior was preserved for posterity, this way.


Comments about For Posterity by Ernestine Northover

  • (12/29/2011 4:17:00 AM)

    Amusing! A very charming story. (Report) Reply

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  • David Threadgold (9/13/2008 5:56:00 AM)

    Hi Ernestine. Another great laugh this one. I can see the poor soul in the cement as if it was me. very enjoyable funny read thankyou. Regards Dave T (Report) Reply

  • Andrew Blakemore (4/10/2008 3:39:00 PM)

    A charming and witty piece. Loved it. Andrew x (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/18/2007 2:34:00 AM)

    Lass, i must ask as to your inspiration
    To quill such a thrill 'bout ossification!

    POETESS E.
    This is indeed grande poetic levity, in its finest verse, young lady!
    i've been missing all too many postings, since business has stolen
    my scribe time...But i am very glad to have read this one, indeed!

    FjR
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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/18/2007 2:33:00 AM)

    Lass, i must ask as to your inspiration
    To quill such a thrill 'bout ossification!

    POETESS E.
    This is indeed grande poetic levity, in its finest verse, young lady!
    i've been missing all too many postings, since business has stolen
    my scribe time...But i am very glad to have read this one, indeed!

    FjR
    (Report) Reply

  • (6/15/2007 3:11:00 PM)

    How cute is this? Very nice Ernestine... a change of pace, eh? (Report) Reply

  • (6/14/2007 3:54:00 PM)

    Great fun Ernestine, made me laugh so much, well done, best wishes Lynda xx (Report) Reply

  • (6/13/2007 4:26:00 PM)

    Thank You, Ernestine for the chuckle!

    Blessings,
    Debora
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  • (6/13/2007 4:09:00 PM)

    Ernestine, I loved the subtle humour here. Great read from top to BOTTOM! Top Marks all the way. Thanks for sharing this my friend.
    David
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  • (6/13/2007 3:35:00 PM)

    Now this is just a great, entertaining read. I can see it being read to kids about 7 through 9 and picture them giggling away.....Very Good! marci.xo (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 2, 2011


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