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Woke Up Dead

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Woke Up Dead

I woke up dead this morning
Much to my surprise
My wife was still snoring
And I was lying there dead
So I thought I’d see a light
Or be standing at a gate
But a man said Kilmer
Take a number your going to have wait.
So I stood there with the others
All dead and confused
So we conferred and decided
To hold a protest 
And made ourselves some signs
In blood we scribbled out
“We want in NOW”
Much to our chagrin
The pearly gates stayed closed
Seems that even God’s ears
Are deaf to the poor
So if you’re seeing the light
And you think you’re in the fast lane
You better slow down 
And get your priorities 
Set right 
Or have the money to be found.
Because no ones in hurry
Just like the D.O.T.
You might get your license 
Before they set OJ free.

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  1. Date: 8/5/2013 2:31:00 PM
    Woke up dead and holding signs picketing the pearly gates... such an inventive imagination you have :)

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/5/2013 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I never claimed to be a "normal" person. My brain is wired a little different than your average Joe. :)
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:28:00 AM
    Hi Stephen - What a pleasure to read. "All dead and confused" What a picture! You have a great imagination and express it so well. Kathy

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/5/2013 8:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeah this one was fun to write. As usual thanks for your kind words and taking the time to read my work. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 1:27:00 PM
    Your words are both clever as Kim put it, and advisable. I like a poem that will teach you a little lesson but not impose too roughly. Interesting. I shall read some more. Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/4/2013 1:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I always thought the line "woke up dead" was a conundrum. So I coudn't resist using it in a poem. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/4/2013 1:12:00 PM
    Clever and honest write. I enjoyed this.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/4/2013 1:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kim. I appreciate the kind words. Kilmer