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Unlucky Jim

Beneath lie the remains of unlucky Jim
A great white shark made a meal of him
Fell off his surf board and hit by a wave
Half inside ‘Jaws’ and half in this grave.





Written on 13 September 2018

For a funny epitaph poetry contest
Sponsored by Jesse Rowe.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 9/19/2018 4:47:00 AM
That last line...so funny...but not for Jim
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/20/2018 11:53:00 AM
Thanks Kim, at least they had some if him to bury. Tom.
Date: 9/18/2018 9:27:00 PM
….and that's why I never tried to surf. Great epitaph Tom. Good luck in the contest. Charlie
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/18/2018 10:26:00 PM
Thanks Charlie, I'm with you there, solid ground all the way. Tom
Date: 9/18/2018 5:27:00 PM
hello, tom... looking forward to your new poem... huggs
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/18/2018 10:28:00 PM
Thanks Nette , working on one at the moment. Tom
Date: 9/17/2018 9:58:00 AM
Brutally funny-sad poem, Tom. Made me laugh and cry on the outside/inside. Sparkling epitaph poetry. Love and joy always.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/17/2018 10:40:00 AM
Thanks Freddie, it certainly makes you think twice about going in the water after seeing jaws. Regards. Tom
Date: 9/16/2018 9:11:00 AM
So funny and well done, Tom. I can't stop laughing~ Warren:)
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Date: 9/16/2018 2:12:00 PM
Thank you Warren, happy you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 9/15/2018 8:38:00 PM
I am reading so many great poems of this form and yours is among them!!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/16/2018 2:39:00 AM
Thanks Andrea, there are indeed some gems for the contest. Tom
Date: 9/15/2018 10:09:00 AM
This is so funny, Tom, a great entry for the contest. Best of luck. John
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/15/2018 10:24:00 AM
Thank you John, jaws inspired me. Tom
Date: 9/15/2018 6:20:00 AM
A good one Tom. I admire those who can write humor. Best of luck with this one. : )
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/15/2018 10:23:00 AM
Thank you very much Connie, I do love a bit of humour. Tom
Date: 9/14/2018 3:18:00 PM
LOL. How strange that we fund the macabre funny. Good luck in the contest. // Barry
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/15/2018 2:46:00 AM
Thanks Barry, haha you are so right, us humans are a strange lot. Tom
Date: 9/14/2018 12:22:00 PM
Nicely done, Tom. I needed a laugh as South Florida surfers hit the water to surf waves from Hurricane Florence. Thank you again for your loving condolence. Hugs eve
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/14/2018 1:11:00 PM
Your very welcome Eve, I hope you are okay. I hope Florence bypasses' you, it looks a fierce one. Tom
Date: 9/14/2018 10:42:00 AM
Brilliant Tom, poor old Jim certainly met with a watery grave, good luck in contest my friend. :))
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/14/2018 1:09:00 PM
Thank you Roy, I've never fancied surfing since watching jaws. Tom.
Date: 9/14/2018 6:29:00 AM
A megalodon write my friend...sure to win...poor Jim, he went to the grave...half the man he used to be lol...love & bites...^WW^
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/14/2018 6:36:00 AM
Haha, Thanks WW, love your comment, half the man.
Date: 9/14/2018 5:56:00 AM
Ha ha this is hilarious tom:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/14/2018 6:24:00 AM
Thank you Jan, you often hear of lucky escapes and some not so lucky like Jim. Tom
Date: 9/14/2018 1:43:00 AM
Absolutely Terrific!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/14/2018 3:24:00 AM
Thank you Timothy Tom
Date: 9/14/2018 1:43:00 AM
Haha! Made me titter... aren’t we humans awful laughing at such things!!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/14/2018 3:25:00 AM
I know Nina and the more you try not to laugh the worse you get lol
Date: 9/13/2018 11:28:00 PM
G'day Tom … at least half of Jim made it back to shore - thanks for the giggle Tom - Lindsay
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/14/2018 12:26:00 AM
Thank you Lindsay, jaws has been a but of an inspiration for me lately, hope you're well. Tom
Date: 9/13/2018 8:22:00 PM
you were born with humorous genes, tom.. i enjoyed this whale fest, lol...huggs
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/14/2018 12:23:00 AM
Thank you Nette, I'm happy you enjoyed it.I do love humour though. Tom
Date: 9/13/2018 5:31:00 PM
Love this, Tom! A good one. Best wishes for the contest. Sandra :) :)
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Date: 9/14/2018 12:22:00 AM
Thank you Sandra, happy you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 9/13/2018 4:28:00 PM
ha! very funny, tom! best of luck in the contest...
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/14/2018 12:21:00 AM
Thanks Ilene, glad you liked it . Tom
Date: 9/13/2018 1:32:00 PM
Oh my! This is a good one, Tom. I wish you all the best in the contest.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/13/2018 2:12:00 PM
Thank you very much Carol, I think Jesse will have his work cut out judging them all. Tom
Date: 9/13/2018 10:57:00 AM
Hilarious! A winner in my book, Tom.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/13/2018 12:42:00 PM
Thank you Caren, happy you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 9/13/2018 9:43:00 AM
A brilliant funny Epitaph Tom! Worth reading and appreciating! A FAV. and a win. Best of luck in the contest. Be blessed always.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/13/2018 10:38:00 AM
Thank you very much Besma. Again jaws was the inspiration here. Tom
Date: 9/13/2018 8:56:00 AM
Lol!!!! Winner! My vote anyway ;))) I love it! Good luck Tom xomo
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 9/13/2018 9:14:00 AM
Thanks Maureen, happy you liked it. Tom