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murch

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582 days ago

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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hairy

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#1 posted 582 days ago

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

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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Bill White

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#2 posted 582 days ago

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.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Sodabowski

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#3 posted 582 days ago

My own epitaph will be “KTHXBAI”.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Roger

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#4 posted 582 days ago

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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Steve Esterby

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#5 posted 582 days ago

I came…....I saw…......I left

-- steve...e-mail-themantelshop@hotmail.com........remember,the best teacher is repetition.

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Jimbo4

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#6 posted 582 days ago

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

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 582 days ago

I really like that morning prayer.

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

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 582 days ago

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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murch

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#9 posted 582 days ago

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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murch

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#10 posted 582 days ago

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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Mark Davisson

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#11 posted 581 days ago

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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404 - Not Found

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#12 posted 581 days ago

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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DrDirt

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#13 posted 581 days ago

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.

Amen

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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DS

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#14 posted 581 days ago

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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murch

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#15 posted 581 days ago

Excellent Doctor, excellent.

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

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