elaborate dreaded gown

put to a futile purpose


some so tastefully wastefully

embroidered with gold or silver thread


magnificent shimmering fabric

clothing the soon to be forgotten dead


how quickly the skilful stitching becomes unfixed 

by decay

and the colours become one with that of earth


everything that the laboriousness

of masterfully directed needle holding hands

and the financially obliged grieving have lovingly and may have excessively donated

is simply allowed to mutate into dust

or as smoke emitting from the Crem chimney.  


◄ surely not till the thin lady sings?

Goodbye to lull-a-bye Road ►


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Rose Casserley

Thu 28th Dec 2017 13:21

I have to agree with both of your opinions Leon and Jems and as for yours P&S surely those crinkly old bones of yours might come handy

down at the dogs home! ??

Rose ?

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Tue 26th Dec 2017 21:56

we two members of the nearly dead club won't be needing to waste money on such items Rose not now we've decided to offer our carcasses to science (for what they are worth!)


P&S xx

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Jemima Jones

Sun 24th Dec 2017 16:36

does seem a waste Rose but it is important to give our loved ones the best send-off possible don't you think? high standard as usual.Thank you.Jemima.

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Sat 23rd Dec 2017 14:17

yep does seem pointless the deceased being clobbered up in costly garb only for it to "mutate into dust or as smoke emitting from the Crem chimney" yep again Rose that later added final line rounded it all off quite nicely for the want of a better word

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Rose Casserley

Sat 23rd Dec 2017 11:01

have added what I think to be a final
and useful extra line....?

Rose ?

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Rose Casserley

Sat 23rd Dec 2017 10:56

one of my oops moments Cynthia and Ray.....(did you find your coat Mr P? re-"re-stitching?) ?

obrigado both!

Rose ?

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Fri 22nd Dec 2017 21:40

Hi Rose. As Cynthia, I was really into this and feel the same way as her about it. Well worth "re-stitching" the last long lines to make it more satisfying. Please.....


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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 22nd Dec 2017 16:03

Good one, Rose, well versed, and a point exellently made.

Any reason why you didn't form the final stanza into three lines? Genuinely interested.

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