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Okay - I'll Settle for Cremation

Tim Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Okay - I'll Settle for Cremation

They knew a secret that we've not yet found
Indians placed their dead in burial mounds
or laid them to rest in beds above ground
where the Great Spirit walks and nature abounds

Blame arrogant Pharaohs who made the request
to preserve their bodies, 'twas cocky at best
Be-gone foul mummies! 'Tis the end of thy quest!
Take a float down the Nile! Make room for the rest!

Reserved parking spots are clearly unwise
We'll run out of room before the world dies
Imagine God peering down with a gasp of surprise
viewing one giant graveyard beneath His blue skies

Forget the autopsy, don't waste your red tape
By-pass parlor-homes that paupers escape
No need for insurance or credit card rape
no bankrupting service, no coffin to drape

Re-cycle me please, no soul wants to see
a porcelain shell of what I used to be
Let me melt in good soil and help sprout a new tree
Let me rest in cool earth and rot naturally

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  1. Date: 8/26/2012 11:15:00 AM
    Dear Tim Reserved parking spots are clearly unwise - nice line. I always say, make room for more. Kathy

  1. Date: 8/22/2012 5:42:00 PM
    I really agree with this too, Tim. I have always been dismayed that my religion is against it and would have us just be buried in a coffin. I think it makes more sense to be cremated and I may go against my christian teaching and have myself cremated. I enjoyed this one. BTW, my state Iowa where I grew up, we had many "mounds" of Indians burial grounds.

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 9:39:00 AM
    Tim, I'm with you...not literally in the same hole....David

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 8:50:00 AM
    very good poem/message... from ovum to ashes and sperm to dust is what I always say... Terry

  1. Date: 8/20/2012 6:34:00 AM
    Tim in my opinion a poem of common sense, really like this, very well written. great poem, great theme. if time read my poem. 'The Old Oak Tree' .

    horsman Avatar harry horsman
    Date: 8/20/2012 6:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    see it's posted twice, first time came up error, sorry about this.
  1. Date: 8/20/2012 6:33:00 AM
    Tim in my opinion a poem of common sense, really like this, very well written. great poem, great theme. if time read my poem. 'The Old Oak Tree' .