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chasing rain
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0 posted 02-23-2003 11:23 PM       View Profile for chasing rain   Email chasing rain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for chasing rain

Not to be morbid, but...

Wouldn't it be cool to see your own funeral? Just to sit in the back row and hear people talk about what a wonderful/awful person you were and see who came and who didn't?

It would be, wouldn't it?

Now, wouldn't it be cool to write your own obituary? Oh, yes, it would! SO...

Write your obituary and post it here! What do you want people to read about you after you've gone to a better place (assuming you weren't an awful person)? Go ahead and brag all you want. No one's going to care...much. Besides, you're dead!

...Right?

Kielo
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1 posted 02-23-2003 11:53 PM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo

My tombstone (Yes, I AM going to have a tombstone that stands up) is going to say "'Praise God, I'm alive!'"



Kielo

I know only one thing, and that thing is that I know nothing.

[This message has been edited by Kielo (02-25-2003 02:23 PM).]

anonymousfemale
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2 posted 02-24-2003 05:30 AM       View Profile for anonymousfemale   Email anonymousfemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymousfemale

Ahh Leah, that it one of the things that I frequently think about. Last year for English I had to write my own Eulogy which in itself was interesting. I know who would come and who wouldn't. It'd be a small funeral.

"Write something, even if it's just a suicide note." -- Gore Vidal

Opeth
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3 posted 02-24-2003 08:16 AM       View Profile for Opeth   Email Opeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Opeth


"He had a lot to say.
He had a lot of nothing to say.
We'll miss him.
We're going to miss him.

So long.
We wish you well.
You told us how you weren't afraid to die.
Well then, so long."
Dopey Dope
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4 posted 02-24-2003 04:58 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

"Stop staring!"

[This message has been edited by Dopey Dope (02-24-2003 04:58 PM).]

bsquirrel
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5 posted 02-24-2003 05:39 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Was born. Did stuff. No longer doing stuff.
Cpat Hair
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6 posted 02-24-2003 07:39 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

You see,
It is not this season
That hangs interminably on to
Frigid winds that are shadows
Of faded sunlight,
Nor the blankets cold lain down
For us to try and find a source
Of warmth in their beauty of
Patch worked shades

I do not blame Winter

It is the fire inside
That wanes
with a pain that squeezes
Each breath
and leaves one
Exhaled in thin fog
To freeze
As mist on
Someone’s memories

Do please me
If you can,
And worry not about sheltering
Me from the cut of wind
But think of me in kindness
After last embers and I
Are ash.
Local Rebel
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7 posted 02-25-2003 12:07 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Epitaph for a hawke...

What was that?  Did somebody say something?
serenity blaze
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8 posted 02-25-2003 03:59 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

No thanks. Cleaning up my own mess might take all the fun out of death.
Ron
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9 posted 02-25-2003 04:26 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

"Still Waiting for Soon"

Born 1950 Earth
Died 2081 Mars
(while attempting to break the Martian land-speed record)

PoetryIsLife
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10 posted 02-26-2003 03:03 PM       View Profile for PoetryIsLife   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoetryIsLife

*starts laughing at Ron*

If you end up that old, Ron, please, come see me and give me some of your wisdom, gained throughout those many years.

~Titus

"On the plains of Hesitation lie the blackend bones of countless millions, who, at the verge of victory, sat down to wait, and waiting - died."
    

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Hahaha---y'know Leah? You've got a pretty decent discussion here! Hmmm...imagine if that were the last thing you saw. Your own funeral---although, writing your own obituary...wouldn't some people get conceited?

"He was a great guy, with no flaws...who died very happy because he had it all"

Hahaha...it'd be interesting to see, if you didn't quite like their arrangement---but I guess it wouldn't matter. What could you do about it?

Vekrdehk fyc dra uhmo drehk E fyc kuut yd...pid, yd maycd E ymfyoc vuikrd vun fryd E pameajat eh...

chasing rain
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12 posted 02-27-2003 08:57 PM       View Profile for chasing rain   Email chasing rain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for chasing rain

lol@Ron! Aww.

So far so good. The replies are awesome! Even if you didn't write an obit... Aww! It's okay! I still love you all.

'lex, who cares if people get conceited? We're supposed to be dead! We're here to show off to the world, right?

The world is one, the world is two.

Anyway, I'm still trying to find things to brag about...lol! Nah. Not really. I shall post my obit soon.

Miah
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13 posted 02-27-2003 10:02 PM       View Profile for Miah   Email Miah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miah

She was loved....
anonymousfemale
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14 posted 02-28-2003 12:56 PM       View Profile for anonymousfemale   Email anonymousfemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymousfemale

About bloody time as well

So...cheerful.

"Write something, even if it's just a suicide note." -- Gore Vidal

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15 posted 03-04-2003 07:40 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

What happened?
anonymousfemale
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16 posted 03-05-2003 10:47 AM       View Profile for anonymousfemale   Email anonymousfemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymousfemale

nevermind.

"Write something, even if it's just a suicide note." -- Gore Vidal

[This message has been edited by anonymousfemale (03-05-2003 10:48 AM).]

JP
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17 posted 03-05-2003 12:53 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Let's see:

epitaph?  That's fairly easy,

             James P. Burns
           1964 - when he died
      "Everything is your own damn fault,
      if you are any good."  E. Hemmingway

Obituary:

In memory of James (JP) Burns.  Husband to Tami Burns and Father of JaymeeLyn, KaydeeAnn, and Joshua Kade Burns.  These are the true gifts he gave to life and all that needs to be said.

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
Nil Desperandum, Fata viem invenient

brian madden
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18 posted 03-05-2003 05:26 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

personally i don't see the point in being able to attend my own funeral if i can't get drunk along with everyone else.

WHat would my tombstone say?

how about "from 1980 - 2003 filled in a gap, from 2003 to end of time fills in a hole pushing up the daisies"


or simply "heh you are standing on me"

When I am on a pedestal, you did not raise me there Your laws do not compel me to kneel grotesque and bare. Leonard Cohen


JP
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19 posted 03-06-2003 01:00 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Okay, Star Search - Video headstones...  "Get off my head!"

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
Nil Desperandum, Fata viem invenient

LoveBug
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20 posted 03-06-2003 09:43 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith"- 2 Timothy 4:7

And I'd want my obituary just to tell about how I loved everyone and how the Lord has blessed me, and how much I loved Him..

And I'd like Bryant's Thanatopsis read at my funeral too.. along with hours and hours of singing..
http://www.bartleby.com/102/16.html

Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never ever
Outlive my love for Thee

Anvrill
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21 posted 03-11-2003 03:31 AM       View Profile for Anvrill   Email Anvrill   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Anvrill's Home Page   View IP for Anvrill

Les'see, if I were to die in, oh, say....20 years? My obituary:

"LL Hager, known to a small but devout cult following for unutterably dirty subculture (mostly goth, punk, and other such dead lifestyles) stories, recently passed away.

While the censors are relieved that they will no longer have to chase her work off the market for being 'too hardcore, even for a Canadian,' her fans have taken to a period of serious mourning. Many of them have already admitted that they believed this 39-year-old author really *was* a vampire, like many of her characters.

A movie for her novella, God of Hailstones, had been in the works before new laws in censorship were passed, abolishing the use of controversial sexual material in any visual form. Also, she had been recording vocals for the soundtrack to her own novel, Teaching Spiders to Cry, before laws against  opinionated females were passed. Really, if her career had taken off in the early years of the new millenium, she would have made it much farther.

Of course, she was often known to tell people that her life was going exactly as she had always wanted it. 'After all,' she had been quoted as saying, 'if I didn't have the infamy, what would be the point? Every great artist has to go to jail once or twice. Otherwise, it just feels too tame. A little bit done before.'

While not many will mark her passing (a freak accident, wherein guitar amps in her basement exploded, taking both her and her husband of 15 years out), those who do will undoubtedly be mourning for years to come."

Hmm, am I a bit cynical about future rights? Nope, not at all.

And... My gravestone will read:

"She would have wanted it this way."

Also, Mike's gravestone (since he's taken out in the blast with me. heh   ) will read:

"You're Nny.
You're Smith.
You're drunk."

(don't ask)


remember the sound
that could wake the dead
but nobody woke up at all

rs


[This message has been edited by Anvrill (03-11-2003 03:35 AM).]

bsquirrel
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22 posted 03-11-2003 05:11 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

I look forward to that doom.
bsquirrel
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23 posted 03-11-2003 05:12 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

As a postscript, that would be an interesting gravestone carving.

I LOOK FORWARD TO OUR DOOM

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