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  Renderings of the Worm
by Patrick A Granfors
Monday, September 06, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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This was inspired(?) by a poem that Annabel Sheila wrote, "Resting Place." As is customary, I must apologize for subject abuse.

Bones and stones and boxes

Peaceful nonetheless

A gathering of the fallen

Collectively confess


I should have been an actor

I should have been a cop

I should have been a teacher

I should have known when to stop


I should have learned to love more

I should have taken time

Though I enjoy your company

The view forgoes sublime


Oh sure it’s pretty topside

With gorgeous planted berms

But down here in these quarters

We wrestle with the worms


Of course the worms are winning

As worms are prone to do

It’s how Nature returns the favor

The ultimate joke’s on you


Life’s not always gloom and doom

Life’s not always fair

But it’s better than the alternative

That six feet of soil brings to bear





Copyright 2010 Patrick Granfors


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Reviewed by Sylvia Corsini (Reader) 9/10/2010
I will be cremated. Defeat the worms.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/8/2010
In the end, the worms have it.

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 9/7/2010
But is the alternative of jail better than "six feet of soil", OR is "six feet of soil" better than jail?

Reviewed by pat medlin 9/7/2010
oh patrick thanks...we got the best of both your headsthis time...(of course i know you have multiples...not just 2) this is great

you had me on a wistful stroll thu a quaint little cemetary and then BOOM!...i stepped off the edge and fell into all these 'wormy' images .... great!....but next time i'll read the title...Hah
Reviewed by David Maclellan 9/7/2010
You're a funny man Patrick, I laughed the first time and then thought about the wisdom of your words, double the value friend!
Best wishes
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 9/7/2010
One of a kind, original gem!
(Perhaps I should have eaten breakfast before reading, though! Ha.)
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 9/7/2010
very well done, inspiring and thought provoking
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/7/2010
Hahahaha! Love this twist and alternate point of view so to speak!! giggle...You never cease to crack me up, Patrick! Well done!

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/7/2010
A poem of deep thought presented in a very practical way. Well penned and effective!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 9/7/2010
TOTALLY BRILLIANT and far from subject abuse, it seems to me. This has a light-hearted feel but really casues me to reflect on how precious it is to STILL be perched precariously above instead of six feet under God's green earth and I think you have crafted the balance and attitude of this poem EXQUISITELY, Patrick. Pat yourself on the back - this sort of success is hard to pull of when it grapples with such delicacies, but you do so with great panache and aplomb. Much appreciated, thanks! :)) xx
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/7/2010
I really like worms; they do wonders in my garden. But Alas, I've left my wife instructions to cremate my remains, and to periodically sprinkle a few of my ashes in our many cat litter boxes so my felines know I'm still around.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/7/2010
Well told, Patrick. No apology necessary.
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 9/6/2010
Creative license needs no apology Patrick.
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