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  A VITAL STATISTIC
by Tom Hyland
Monday, February 20, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Recently, I read Ed Matlack's Poem ...
“For those of us who don’t play with the band…”

and I posted Auden's poem "The Unknown Citizen. There was another, quite similar, but I couldn't remember the Title. I just re-discovered it - I had posted it here, 8 years ago, and only 3 people commented on it.

Think of current events as you now read it. Think of our Government's (Both Parties) treatment of Mr. John Q. Public ...






Back in 1962, in College, I read this poem -
It really says a lot - Reminds me of Orwell’s ‘1984’
Tom Hyland



A VITAL STATISTIC

ANONYMOUS

"HE WAS A VERY CAUTIOUS MAN

WHO NEVER ROMPED OR PLAYED;

HE NEVER SMOKED, HE NEVER DRANK,

NOR EVER KISSED A MAID.





AND WHEN HE UP AND PASSED AWAY,

HIS INSURANCE WAS DENIED,

FOR, SINCE HE HADN'T EVER LIVED,

THEY CLAIMED HE NEVER DIED !"






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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 2/21/2012
By this definition I've lived about 7 lives. They'll still deny my claim though....statute of limitations will take care of that. cuz p
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/21/2012
Agree with Pee-Wee...but will smoke in his honor & yours, hell I will smoke in anybodies honor...;-) Jurseeeeeeeeeeeey
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/21/2012
Powerfully sad. I'm gonna have a drink in his memory today.

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Bawlmer, Merlyn - Home of The Hons

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