“Untimely Descent” a poem by the Bard of Murdock

It’s Sunday and today’s poem by The Bard of Murdock has fun with a sad mishap involving caskets. The Bard originally published his poem on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Please be sure to read the article linked by the Bard before reading the poem.

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Untimely Descent

Article link: Michigan family receives $80G for casket spill

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Ellnora Jones was flesh and bones,
Awaiting her interment,
Until the fall that mussed her pall
By sudden downward movement.
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The undertaker couldn’t make her
Way without disaster,
So Ella’s bones were mixed with stones
In transit to the pastor.
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Her favorite son had just begun
To conquer loss and mourning,
When he beheld his mother felled
That grey November morning.
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The funeral staff that made the gaffe
Were lacking in contrition
For their mistake, the coffin break,
And Ella’s new position.
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But nothing heals the way one feels
Quite like the role of claimant,
And forcing those who caused your woes
Into substantial payment.
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The final charge was eighty large
For such an awful blunder,
When Ella downed upon the ground
Instead of further under.
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