Does it help to be dead before you are read...

In your sodden grave with the sod overhead?


Is eternity the place to be

Before the world says that's for me?


Will it help fame to find your rhyme

If you're hauled to your tomb before your time?


In death to strike a deathless pose

While a newly-wise world admires your prose.


If that's the way it's going to be

Posterity can wait on me.


But if I'm gone with no name and no brass,

Posterity may come ...to pass!





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Harry O'Neill

Wed 1st Feb 2012 19:54

I can`t recall what the original ending was M.C....was it `Kiss my ass` (if it wasn`t it should`ve been) After all, we have to accept posterity - but we don`t have to kow-tow to it!

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 1st Feb 2012 11:30

Yes - and I also altered the title to indicate
the mood.

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John Coopey

Wed 1st Feb 2012 09:12

Is the ending different MC?
Neat and succint.

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 31st Jan 2012 16:29

I've made some slight changes. The poem seems
no worse for them as far as I'm concerned!

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