Looking Ahead

I’ve decided to plan my own funeral today

Not to save my kids trouble, but to have my own say.

I’ll arrange for a chorus line to sing and to dance

Surely some comedian will jump at the chance

To tell of my follies, my blunders or worse.

And I’ll hire a Brinks truck just to follow the hearse.

To give those folks fodder whose comments are ample

And after it’s over invite all to sample.

For lunch, after all, here’s a few small suggestions

The food that is served will shock the digestion.

Perhaps some hot dogs or green fried tomatoes

Brussel sprouts, jell-o jigglers or french fried potatoes.

Most funerals are just so very predictable

I’d like something different and kinda unthinkable.

May B. Winkel ©2003