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Roderick Usher
11-02-2007, 01:08 PM
The Boy who Woke up Dead

Sean Keller (c) 2007

I woke up in the dark today, sealed down in the ground,

In a box with satin pillows and flowers all around.

And there I lay for hours with just one thought in my head,

Life just ain't worth living on the day you wake up dead.



Tearing through my coffin, I clawed up through the earth,

And climbed through mud and muck until my own grave gave me birth.

Then turning to my headstone a young boy's name I read,

"Here lies Joey Pratt" that's me, the boy who woke up dead.



To the cemetery gates I turned and tried to run,

But I could barely shuffle like my feet both weighed a ton.

It took me all night long to find my house and room and bed,

Seems speed is not an option on the day you wake up dead.



Little sis rose with the dawn and came into my room,

She asked me how I got here and why I wasn't in my tomb

Mother screamed and Father screamed, they grabbed my sis and fled

No one wants to see their boy the day he wakes up dead.



Father raced back to my room, a shotgun at his side,

Mom said "No! He's still our son!" as tears streamed from her eyes.

I tried to call their names but "GRRR" and "AAARGH" came out instead,

Communication is quite tricky for a boy who wakes up dead.



A fever burned inside my gut, I pointed to my mouth,

Mother said "He's hungry, that's what this is all about."

She brought me eggs and sausages and buttered toasted bread

But brains are all you want to eat the day you wake up dead.



Just then the cat leapt to my arms and purring, nuzzled close

I opened wide and took a bite and sister yelled "that's gross!"

Father cried "I've got it" as upon the cat I fed,

Meals can be quite messy for a boy who woke up dead.



Now pet shops in three counties are all running out of rats,

And our neighborhood is seemingly devoid of stay cats.

My family, they still love me, but they keep me in the shed,

Guess things could go much worse for a boy who woke up dead.

hellfire1
11-02-2007, 01:23 PM
Very cool poem. :)

Despare
11-02-2007, 01:27 PM
Cool... but didn't you post that last year?

phantomstranger
11-02-2007, 01:42 PM
Gracias Amigo

Roderick Usher
11-02-2007, 01:53 PM
Cool... but didn't you post that last year?

yeah...a little day of the dead tradition

AUSTIN316426808
11-02-2007, 01:53 PM
Nice......

Despare
11-02-2007, 01:59 PM
yeah...a little day of the dead tradition

Nice, a great poem and some spooky cookies. Sounds like a fine day.

newb
11-02-2007, 03:36 PM
Marley?



Very nice Rod.

Disease
11-02-2007, 04:41 PM
I enjoyed the poem, it makes me want to post some, maybe I'll dig out something scary and put it in horror writers...

Marley's Ghost
11-02-2007, 04:46 PM
Marley?



Very nice Rod.

you rang

This poem is very nice my friend
much like my verse on Fred
Its intended to pay homage to you
Its fun I like to spread

;)