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A brand new funeral home

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A brand new funeral home just opened, Well that’s what my neighbour said, He told me “We now have a brand new place, Where we can take our dead.” It’s in the building that used to be, A pub for a hundred years, It was the Old Royal Hotel down town, Where we’d all raise our cheers, But now its function’s completely changed, Same clients, just a different need, No longer does it enslave the souls, Instead, it sets those souls to free, The old pub is now a funeral home, With closing time now at seven, Final drinks are now spirits on the house, Where closing time sends them to heaven.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 11/28/2017 10:28:00 PM
Interesting spin. Enjoyed the read, Lewis.
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Date: 11/27/2017 5:08:00 PM
What a unique idea Lewis and I especially love the humour in the final stanza:-) hugs jan xx
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Lewis Raynes
Date: 11/27/2017 5:27:00 PM
Thanks Jan, final drinks would have a whole new meaning. :)
Date: 11/27/2017 4:40:00 PM
LOL !!! Really enjoyed this one Lewis! It flows and rhymes so well and what a great story !!! :) Judy
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Date: 11/28/2017 8:59:00 AM
But that means you would be going to a funeral home!! Nooooo!! Let's go to a funeral home that has been converted to a pub!! Well ... that might be a little spooky actually.
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Lewis Raynes
Date: 11/27/2017 4:42:00 PM
Thanks Judy, would love to go to pub converted to a funeral home. :)