Patti Masterman


Last Minute Gifts For The Dead - Poem by Patti Masterman

I don't hold much with memorial poems for the dead-
I mean, at least give them something they can really use;
Like a new Styrofoam wreathe, with some hideously colored
Plasticine flowers, for a start,
And maybe some fertilizer, for some real Spring wildflowers.

Some marble stone cleaner, to clear away that old mold.
A video camera, so they can see outside again, or microphone;
They can listen in to all that live weeping, over the grave.

Camera footage of their one and only funeral service.
A free ticket for some water from Lourdes, in hopes of a miraculous reanimation-
God is always looking for new exposure opportunities, isn't he?


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  • (12/24/2011 3:30:00 PM)


    This is so unique, I just have to like it! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 9, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 10, 2011


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