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What lies beneath

Buried here is the weather man J. P. Blithing
Forgot his brolly and got struck by lightning

In this vault is the flat coffin of J.J. Stowler
Fell into the path of a runaway steam roller 

In this grave lies the ashes of Jim Fortescue
Got drunk and passed out on a barbecue

Buried below in two halves is Arthur. P. Law 
Slipped in his workshop onto a circular saw

Interred a hundred  feet below in a lead lined coffin 
Are the glowing remains of an accident prone boffin 

Lying in this vault is the body of a tiger
Inside its body is the hunter J. Stiger

Buried below in a jar are the pickled remains of P.  Stringer
Who stumbled  and drowned into a large vat of malt vinegar

Written 23 September 2021 

Copyright © Tom Cunningham | Year Posted 2021


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Date: 9/24/2021 7:35:00 AM

Good one! Thanks for the humour, very essential to life. I check daily to see if you have posted something, love reading your poetry. Hope you are fine. Have a wonderful weekend.
Date: 9/24/2021 4:31:00 AM

Those are some sad epitaphs. I feel for their families even though they are a made up lot of fellows. I enjoyed reading them and got a few laughs. Your visits to my pages are always inspiring. Sara
Date: 9/24/2021 4:29:00 AM

Extract humor out of events like this, dear Tom, needs your masterful pen, which you have done with absolute success! Bless you, my friend! I enjoyed your sense of humor!
Date: 9/24/2021 2:16:00 AM

Your sense of humor is great, Tom. Laughed all the way.
Date: 9/23/2021 3:36:00 PM

Splendidly done Tom. Enjoyed the humor.
Date: 9/23/2021 3:01:00 PM

Your sense of humor and your story telling ability are vying for top honors. I love these, Tom. Most liked? the Tiger Tail..errr tale.
Date: 9/23/2021 2:48:00 PM

That's funny Tom. Getting ready for stories from the crypt for Halloween??
Date: 9/23/2021 2:38:00 PM

And here is the tomb of a wise old sage who managed to die at a ripe old age. Yikes Tom… nobody’s dying to get into that vault. Good, fun write. Terry