Monday, August 29, 2011

The Funeral


I threw a funeral,
and nobody came
but the guys from the half-price barber next door
and the old Beaumont hooker they let sleep on their floor.

No service, no flowers,
no mourners in line.
I threw a funeral,
and the funeral was mine.

23 comments:

Mystic_Mom said...

Oh...dark and yet I like it...I think I threw one of those once :-)

Peggy said...

Very clever--dark yet appealing somehow. Thank you too for visiting my blog.

Evelyn said...

how do you do that?
create such atmosphere...

Laurie Kolp said...

Wow- powerful and the ending took me off guard.

Brian Miller said...

i would be honored if they came to mine...great write MZ

Claudia said...

this is a dark one...loved it

ab said...

so sad...

Helen said...

Oh Mama!

Theresa Milstein said...

That's so sad. Nobody to mourn the dead.

junkthief said...

Few things are more depressing than a poorly attended funeral. An appropriately dark take on the prompt.

thingy said...

More depressing than a poorly attended funeral, is a poorly attended life.

This was dark and beautifully written.

Irish Gumbo said...

But look what you've become now that you have come back. Good writing, madam.

Lucy Westenra said...

Excellent, reflecting the depressing scene in the picture.

Lydia said...

Wow, what atmosphere with this one. Add in your own flashing neon header light and I felt like I was somewhere other than here in this room (I am, however, very glad I was not at your real funeral).

Lazidaisical said...

Oooh! What a feeling in this! Loved it.

Kay L. Davies said...

Sad, and heartfelt.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Tara R. said...

Amazing.

Steve Isaak said...

Great lead-up, good end-twist.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Simply beautiful.........

~Mimi
www.collagepirate.blogspot.com

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Sad and beautiful.

Anna :o]

Tess Kincaid said...

Dark and delicious...

haikulovesongs said...

excellent take on the prompt! i really like the flow of this. ♥

Margaret said...

no mourners. Let's hope he was greeted with eagerness on the other side.

Very sad. Loved the last line.