Syed Ahmed Shah

Rookie - 247 Points (03-08-1960 / Guwahati, Assam, India)

Funerals Are For The Living - Poem by Syed Ahmed Shah

If you are the social type
And enjoy meeting people,
Never miss a funeral in the graveyard;
Funerals are great occasions
To meet living people
In a peaceful surrounding…

I always had a lingering suspicion that
Funerals are actually
Meant for the living…

Graveyards provide great ambience
And throw in a surprise or two...
‘A fifty year old tomb of a five year old girl ‘

The dead never seem to age
Only the memory does…
What about that gentleman
Who you thought died long ago
Standing right next to you during the prayer
He may even be attending the funeral next week

Great place this graveyard
Full of uncanny surprises
And shocks…

Bokultol,3rd of April,2012.

Comments about Funerals Are For The Living by Syed Ahmed Shah

  • (4/4/2012 11:30:00 PM)

    Excellent! I love this poem. Especially how they never age..sounds like my kind of living. (smile) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

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