A Grave Situation – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

#2022 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

Day 18 18.11.22

Prompt: Write a funny poem.

A Grave Situation

Umbrellas for the funeral,
dress shoes clogged in mud,
the reverend stepped forward,
kept going,
sliding,
collecting the coffin along the way,
down they went with a splosh and thud,
a grave situation you must admit,
came the JCB,
came the ambulance,
came the funeral director,
life belts in a flood.
Seems the hole was too small,
the coffin wedged,
the pump had failed and
the whiskey priest flailed
to the bottom with dear mama.


Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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6 Comments

Filed under Free Verse, Humour, November 2022 PAD Chapbook Challenge, poem, quote

6 responses to “A Grave Situation – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. This reminds me of a story about a runaway coffin one of my literature professors in college told. The anecdote started off funny, and then he just stopped speaking and stared out the window until the dismissal bell rang.

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  2. These are experiences with a sad smell, but no one would miss the fun. 😉 xx Michael

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