When I am Dead.
When I am dead and gone what will be my first memorial?
Will it be engraving or crematorial?
Would I prefer the grave or choose to burn
and be safely enclosed in a suitable urn?
If I am buried then you'll need to know
will a cardboard box be the way to go?
Or should I be ensconsed in expensive carpentry?
I might as well take a small forest with me
But if I am entrusted beneath the ocean wave,
Don't be sad, make me glad, and dance on my grave.
A comment a friend made inspired me to write this poem. I have a feeling there may be more to come on this subject of funerals. Reminds me of a radio phone-in where they asked people to recommend songs for funerals.
For some reason they were a bit taken aback when I suggested two for cremations - Smoke gets in Your Eyes, and Burn Baby, Burn. They seemed very sensible to me.