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Below is the poem of the day entitled Secret of the Mortician which was written by poet SKAT A .

Secret of the Mortician

The Secret of the Mortician

Dead, but I got eyes
Prepares my body at the morgue
Opens the chest
Drains the blood from its nudity
Admires my body before it decays

After The process of embalming
His hands run all over
I'm still dead
He's satisfied

The next day 
Writes an outstanding obituary 
I sit on display


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  1. Date: 5/25/2015 1:18:00 PM

    Congrats on your selection as Poem Of The Day. I recommend a chill pill, a glass of wine, and put your feet up for the rest of the afternoon :o)

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 11:42:00 AM

    Congrats on getting poem of the day, Skat! Well done :)

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 11:03:00 AM

    Congrats on the poem of the day. Loved always,bl

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 10:20:00 AM

    Now that image is stuck in my mind. Congrats!

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 9:23:00 AM

    SKAT.. Your creepy "Secret" was a success, congrats on Poem Of The Day. I can't get this work out of my head!

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 8:35:00 AM

    Congrats on the poem of day. Alexis

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 8:33:00 AM

    Congrats SKAT! There's a dark side, eh?

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 7:47:00 AM

    Congratulations on your accolade POTD, A good thought provoking write, just this side of " did he...didn't he". Necrophilia Well done ! Xxian

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 6:25:00 AM

    Eerie, creepy but, well done. I would not want to be a mortician or work for one. Unfortunately, we'll all need one, some day.

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 6:11:00 AM

    This is quite morbid in the morgue, But a good write though Skat, Well done Kevin

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 2:35:00 AM

    Skat, congratulations on poem of the day

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 1:31:00 AM

    Skat, oh my gosh, creeeeepy but a totally amazing write, the shock value is over the top 7+++++++ call me morbid but I love it and thanks for visiting my poetry and all your great and wonderful comments, you rock

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 1:03:00 AM

    This is a well written spooky piece! Reminded me of why that place gives the me the creeps. You get a 7 from me. - Alexis

  1. Date: 5/24/2015 5:21:00 PM

    A creepy good write! An interesting topic, Skat! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 5/24/2015 5:12:00 PM

    Ahhh! But so well written it belongs in a movie script! I can hear him now amongst the other morticians "Yup, I got lucky today boys!" Prefer the real thing myself!

  1. Date: 5/24/2015 5:08:00 PM

    I would rather look at this as black humour! Rigidly riveting! Thank you Skat for reading my latest poem "Lexi". // paul

  1. Date: 5/24/2015 4:37:00 PM

    SKAT.. This is creepy and makes me kind of sick on my stomach thinking a loved one may be groped this way. Powerful imagery will stay inside my head for a long while!

  1. Date: 5/24/2015 2:43:00 PM

    People make jokes about this but it does happen..Sad and creepy..I enjoyed reading yourn unique writing..Thanks for stopping by all my works..Sara

  1. Date: 5/24/2015 8:56:00 AM

    OH, SKAT!!! This gave me the creeps. I want to be cremated. Can't stand the idea of being in a box. NOW...can't stand the idea of a mortician! You wrote this really well to give us that spooked up effect. Thanks for your visit to my sensual piece. Hugs

  1. Date: 5/24/2015 8:05:00 AM

    Skat you finally wrote a new one! I have been waiting and not disappointed. Great job nicely crafted. 7 of course. :)~Rob


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