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Wakin' Up Dead

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Wakin' Up Dead

I woke up one morning,
A pain rose through my head;
I looked down at the mattress,
And saw that I was dead!

My wife stood there crying,
While the kids loudly wept;
Somehow I had slipped away,
That night I'd soundly slept!

Those who truly hated me,
Were suddenly my kin;
Oh, how worldly possessions,
Makes them forget your sins!

Ripping through our front door,
Like a big ol' rabid bear;
They took my simple clothing,
Even my favorite chair!

My flat screen and computer,
Waltzed right through the door;
Those dirty, rotten savages,
Stepped back in for more!

My wife called the cops,
They arrived in an hour or so;
The scene was a mini battlefield,
As they joined in on the fiasco!

Pictures, lamps, and dishes,
These animals didn't care;
They took the last roll of toilet paper,
Who said that crap was fair?!

Both cars were missing,
No one cares about the dead;
I was stripped completely naked,
While I laid there on my bed!

Thank God these human rodents,
Never returned for more;
All that remained for my family,
Was a box spring on the floor!

Although I never died that day,
I embraced a nightmare's chill;
I dashed for a pen and paper,
Then started on my will!



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  1. Date: 7/23/2013 6:37:00 AM
    This is the first time I have read your work and I must say I am impressed. There is a lot of wisdom mixed in with your humour

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/23/2013 9:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have added you to my favorite poets.
    Toran Avatar Milton Toran
    Date: 7/23/2013 9:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much! I'm truly grateful! Milt
  1. Date: 7/19/2013 9:18:00 PM
    I really like this humorous piece! No time like the present to get your affairs in order or that could actually happen. Very nice work!

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 3:33:00 AM
    I like the way your mind ticks with writing poems Milton. I think you could turn any tiny moment into such a fabulous read! ....Shaz

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 7:50:00 PM
    Hi Milt it's Moogie. I'm called tygertyger on here. So good to see yu here, you know how much I like your work, this one of my fav See yu around Buddy. Well done Tyger. roar!.

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 11:22:00 PM
    Not bad

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 7:21:00 PM
    Milton, I enjoyed reading this humorous poem! What a nightmare! Well done! Love, Kim