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Mimes at My Funeral

When my time is done and I am finally laid to rest
I don’t want to be recalled as one who lived life depressed

So as I wrote my will, I chose to leave an instruction
That laughing gas be inhaled by all those at the function

No mournful eulogies will a pastor have to invent
For my funeral will be held under a circus tent

When dozens of clowns emerge from the tiny Volkswagen
Reams of my silly limericks Bozo will be dragin’

And as they’re read aloud, family and friends who knew me best
Will say, “She had a sense of humor, this we can attest.”

Mimes will mimic me trying to write the world’s best novel
As my corpse hangs from the trapeze, surely they will marvel

Laughter will ensue as they shoot me from the cannon
Flying high in my demise across the great Grand Canyon

All the children will smile and there’ll be no tears allowed
So no one will ever remember me as a “dark cloud”

There are people who seem to take life way too seriously 
When I meet my Maker, don’t view this as a tragedy

Dad called me his “happy girl,” so let me go out that way
I want to leave them laughing as I reach my judgment day




Date:  Written March 26, 2011, entered in contest December 11, 2018
Contest Name: Make Me Actually LOL Poetry Contest
Sponsor:  Nina Parmenter

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 12/15/2018 3:33:00 PM
Congratulations, Carolyn, this is a funny one!
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Date: 12/15/2018 10:40:00 AM
Congrats on your win, Carolyn. I hope your birthday parties are as much fun... minus the corpse.
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 12/15/2018 2:07:00 PM
What parties?
Date: 12/15/2018 10:19:00 AM
Carolyn, I'm very sorry to say it, but it was the image of your corpse hanging from a trapeze that coaxed out the laugh in this one! What DOES that say about me?!! Congratulations - this is great!
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 12/15/2018 10:47:00 AM
Maybe you didn't receive enough laughing gas. Thanks, Nina
Date: 12/15/2018 9:47:00 AM
Oh, Lordy! Carolyn, this is HILARIOUS! I love it. CONGRATS! Janice
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 12/15/2018 10:48:00 AM
I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Janice. I really hate funerals and do not want a traditional one.
Date: 12/15/2018 9:30:00 AM
very witty rhyming Carolyn:-) many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 10/28/2017 7:49:00 PM
Carolyn, you are right. This IS one of your best. You are SO GREAT, woman!!! FAVing this.
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 12/11/2018 9:50:00 PM
Thanks, Andrea. Entered in Nina's LOL contest :)
Date: 4/28/2015 6:41:00 PM
Carolyn.. You're so smart and fun, congrats on your humorous winner!
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Date: 4/22/2015 9:32:00 PM
Congratulations on a great win my friend...
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Date: 6/8/2012 1:31:00 PM
Wow! This was entertaining and delightful. Congrats on your win.
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Pam Woolford
Date: 11/25/2012 12:43:00 AM
Hi Carolyn. I just saw your lovely poem and I loved it so much I read it two times. I am very sick so I don't log in here as much as I would like. My poetry writing has slowed down also but I have also written three children's books which I'm very pleased with. I have a website pamschildren'sbooks.net where my books are displayed if you would to take a look.. Pam
Date: 6/2/2012 3:18:00 PM
glad to see this one winning another contest. WELL deserved win, my friend!!
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Date: 5/31/2012 10:19:00 PM
You my darling, wrote such a sensational poem! I will always love this one! Been under the weather a bit..not on as much the past several days...I am reading the winners, but commenting has been a struggle..I really enjoyed your last contest...do another real soon...You run your contests so well! Love ya, happy girl! I really do hope u are happy. Love, Gwendolen
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Date: 5/31/2012 5:38:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Carolyn. Great job. Kudos. luv and hugs. Ralph
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Date: 5/31/2012 2:34:00 PM
So glad you are here! Delightful to read your poems regardless of the topic.....yes...always delightful.....thanks...
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Date: 5/31/2012 9:38:00 AM
wow!!!!!!!!
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Date: 5/30/2012 1:43:00 PM
Congrats! :)
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Date: 5/30/2012 10:24:00 AM
Congrats Carolyn, :o) This sounds like the wake that I have planned in a funny kinda way? Ha ha...I read with a smile,and ended with slight tears of joy. :*) WINNER!
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Date: 5/30/2012 10:03:00 AM
Carolyn congrats on your great win..David
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Date: 5/30/2012 9:38:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in Sidney~LeeAnn's "All About You" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/30/2012 8:13:00 AM
Bravo! Loved it.
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Date: 5/30/2012 7:44:00 AM
Like it not only that but like it a lot congratulations xx
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Date: 5/30/2012 5:58:00 AM
I love your take on this contest...a well deserved win! Congrats!
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Date: 5/30/2012 2:08:00 AM
Congratulations on your 1st place win!!! Terry
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Date: 9/27/2011 8:07:00 AM
Dear Carolyn-this is the best idea for a funeral. I was remembering your poem as I buried my close friend Mark a few months ago. Mimes would have been an awesome twist. A great poem to bring back out of the closet. It is splendid! If I haven't saved it to my favs, I am doing it now! Gwendolen
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Date: 9/25/2011 10:39:00 PM
Very good.
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Date: 9/24/2011 10:30:00 PM
yes, yes, I remember this one. and I love it. Congratulations.
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