When I die...

When I die
They'll not be a cloud in the sky
They'll be riot vans
With megaphones
All around the haligonian streets
As the public are treated to ska at 140 beats

A group of mourning maidens
Will be in black on every street corner
With a "punk with a northern soul" t shirt to adorn her
The ladies and friends I have admired
Will be quoted in high regard
And my adversaries will be silenced and barred

My workplace will be really furious about me never been the one they could fire
As after the 100 books and sell out tour I will set to retire

My friends will be haunted 
Each and every week
As every time a turntable jumps
That will be me trying to speak

A statue of my likeness
Will be erected on my old Street of Pellon
With a placard saying "here lies Higgs, he was a well 'un"

The sale of Guinness will be halted to be sold to anyone on that fateful day
And John Cooper Clarke, who outlived us all 
will be wheeled out with something meaningful to say

So as you read thru the will
Of this haligonian punk poet 
You're all set to miss
You will then read the smart print that I'm really just taking the piss

For the death of anyone 
Is expensive
And  can be occasionally dull
As when I die..

I'm coming back as a chihuahua stealing seagull!

Funnypoetrypunk poetry

◄ They cannot touch her.

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keiron higgins

Tue 30th Jul 2019 10:09

Lisa in regards of your comment- recently in the news a dog was stolen by a seagull in England. i found the premise quite funny as a closing part to the poem. thanks for reading. ?

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Lisa C Bassignani

Wed 24th Jul 2019 01:52

Chihuahua stealing seagull ?????

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Don Matthews

Wed 24th Jul 2019 00:32

So Higgs was just taking the piss
Just leading me up garden path
Despite him still being a bugga
I did like his poem aftermath.....

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Mae Foreman

Tue 23rd Jul 2019 16:50

Excellent stuff!
Loved it?
Mae

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