''Buried Alive'' Creepy Legend

There is an old cemetery in my city full of legends,
   and stories, one I find creepy is people being buried alive;
        back in the day there were many buried prematurely,
according to tales, once there was an earthquake and caskets;
were discovered with scratch marks on the inside of the lids.
   There were even stories of people waking up during embalming,
        I guess the determination of death back then was questionable.

The fear was so real for the wealthy and paranoid,
   they purchased "safety caskets"  so just in case they could signal; 
        from the inside to the outside world by ringing a bell,
or raising a flag to say, I'm alive here six feet down, please hurry!
                          So the legend says.

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April 5, 2017

Narrative/"Buried Alive" Creepy Legend
Copyright Protected, ID 890129

Written for the contest, Urban Legends
Sponsor, Nayda Yvette Negron

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 5/2/2017 4:01:00 PM
Congrats on your placing, Constance! Janice
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Date: 5/2/2017 2:00:00 PM
Ano th we amazing write, congratulations B.W.
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Date: 4/12/2017 1:49:00 AM
Oh My!! I think you have just awakened my Paranoia of being buried alive... Thanks. Just kidding. Lol
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Date: 4/6/2017 9:05:00 PM
The tension of the situation is transferred to your words and thus to the reader with stunning clarity and reality. Emile.
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Date: 4/6/2017 11:48:00 AM
Okay so now I won't sleep for a week or more. Fantabulous write. Lots Of Love, armand.
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Date: 4/6/2017 4:16:00 PM
Maurice, I know isn't it just so awful thinking of those poor souls buried and then waking up, thanks for visiting.
Date: 4/6/2017 11:17:00 AM
There are some interesting urban legends coming out in the contest. This is a good one, and scary. Shivers!
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Date: 4/6/2017 11:21:00 AM
Ray, there are lots of legends in my city, they do a ghost walk in the summer. We had the last hanging in Canada in my city and it is said that man still haunts that area. But this one I found the weirdest.
Date: 4/6/2017 7:11:00 AM
This was great my friend and I have read about the caskets with bells before and found that to be totally interesting. Good luck in this contest.
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Date: 4/6/2017 10:59:00 AM
Chris thanks for dropping by
Date: 4/6/2017 12:04:00 AM
That fear is always with some of us. I left my wife dead for two days before burial and had her embalmed. Didn't need to but I had to make sure.
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Date: 4/6/2017 10:52:00 AM
Victor, how odd I did the same for my mom...thanks for visiting my creepy poem.
Date: 4/5/2017 8:19:00 PM
That would be terrifying being buried alive.
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Date: 4/6/2017 10:51:00 AM
Tim oh so creepy and imagine walking up six feet under! Thanks cor visiting.