Michael Philips

The Idiot's Funeral - Poem by Michael Philips

I only went because I had to.
I knew it would be a circus.
He drove his yellow Porsche down to the lake,
Left his wife lying on the sofa watching TV,
Left his kids playing computers in their rooms,
Went out on the skiff drinking with his buddies.
He should have known it was shallow.
People were wading.
He dove off the boat anyway.
Everyone was in shock
So I didn’t say what I was thinking.

Comments about The Idiot's Funeral by Michael Philips

  • (8/19/2005 1:26:00 PM)

    Michael, your poems show a keen and witty observation of the human creature, foibles and all. I enjoyed reading them. -chuck (Report) Reply

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  • (8/17/2005 10:29:00 PM)

    I like the poem, i can see this picture perfect, from beginning to end.... (Report) Reply

  • (8/17/2005 4:03:00 PM)

    You have a funny mind! I am always amazed at what topics produce a poem. This one goes beyond amazement.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 17, 2005

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