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