In Memorial


There’s plenty of room in heaven

but not so much room on earth

the family plots much smaller now

the plots more than the worth

for while the dead are laid to rest

the grave attendants do their best

to give the departed a bit of room

to lay out a headstone for their tomb

Monuments sit from end to end

with pathways passing round the bend

while family members go on a search

for gravestones resting by oak or birch

I’m sure it’s not what the alderman craved

as tombstones turned the gardens, paved

yet re-interred if its a matter of cash

and the bodies burned and turned to ash

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