Ted Sheridan


Two Dead Withthree Injured In Cemetery Road Accident - Poem by Ted Sheridan

The traffic's stopped ahead....slowly the vehicles in front of me
Closing up the remaining space between one another
Till we're all in lanes and lines, nice, neat and very tight
Even a slow crawl is impossible when packed like sardines
In these colorfully painted and luxuriously upholstered fossil fuel burning
Coffins on wheels.....
Getting out to stretch my legs for a walk in the adjacent cemetery
Everyone else sits idling waiting for their busy lives to begin once more
Bumping into Mr. and Mrs. Smith's final resting place
I must say it looks much better landscaped than the Jones's next door
Proving that there is really very little difference
Between the living and the dead___


(2007)

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  • (7/22/2007 3:35:00 PM)


    Ted, neither too cynical nor particularly philosophical yet oddly appropriate! Life is a fatal traffic accident next to the graveyard... Love it. Rgds, Ivan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 22, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011


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