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Forum topic by murch posted 01-22-2013 01:01 PM 1550 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2013 01:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: writing rhyming

Death. Now there’s a topic. These lines are mine. I’m thinking about having them on my gravestone.

Lay down my bones in the clay and stones
Where there is room enough to store me.
With the chisels cut let my name be put
Under those who went before me.

Or, as a morning prayer,

Lord help me to want less,
To give more,
To be happy with enough
And to be at peace with my own insignificance.

Any other poets or lost souls on the premises.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#1 posted 01-22-2013 02:24 PM

They are both nice. I have nothing to add, but now something to consider. Thanks!

-- My reality check bounced...

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#2 posted 01-22-2013 02:36 PM

Seen on a headstone in the OLD Natchez, MS cemetary:

Stranger as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now, so you will be
Prepare for death and follow me.

Wierd how I’ve remembered that since I was a kid.


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#3 posted 01-22-2013 07:18 PM

My own epitaph will be “KTHXBAI”.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#4 posted 01-23-2013 12:45 AM

very good murch. “here I sit, broken hearted, came to…..... OH, whoops, family pages…. Nevermind. :) That’s bout as much of a poet I am I am.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 01-23-2013 02:39 AM

I came…....I saw…......I left

--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#6 posted 01-23-2013 02:50 AM

Drag my old body out to the cyotes, as nobody else wants my unusable compost.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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#7 posted 01-23-2013 03:34 AM

I really like that morning prayer.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 01-23-2013 04:15 AM

That morning prayer: definately words to live by. Thanks for posting that.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 01-23-2013 09:02 AM

For my first love

She is walking down the downcast street
Of a deserted Sunday’s empty afternoon.
Heart-breakers eyes, She smiles so sweet.
She comes like an Angel from out of the ruin.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#10 posted 01-23-2013 09:08 AM

Be careful with that Morning Prayer lads. It’s very powerful.

Every time I say it 3 times someone knocks on the door looking for money.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#11 posted 01-23-2013 11:53 AM

I hope the following can appear on my headstone and be true:

“He gave back more than he took.”

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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#12 posted 01-23-2013 07:01 PM

The late, great, Spike Milligan wanted this on his gravestone, but they wouldn’t allow it apparently

I told them I was ill.

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#13 posted 01-23-2013 07:59 PM

Our lager,
Which art in barrels,
Hallowed be thy drink.
Thy will be drunk,
I will be drunk,
At home as it is in the tavern.
Give us this day our foamy head,
And forgive us our spillages,
As we forgive those who spill against us.
And lead us not to incarceration,
But deliver us from hangovers.
For thine is the beer,
The bitter,
The lager.


-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#14 posted 01-23-2013 10:28 PM

The Man’s Prayer

“I am a man…

... but I can change…

... if I have to…

... I guess.”

Red Green

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#15 posted 01-24-2013 07:16 AM

Excellent Doctor, excellent.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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