Today’s prompt:

Shakespeare’s epitaph reads:

“Good friend, for Jesus’ sake, forebear
To dig the dust enclosed here.
Blessed be the man who spares these stones,
and cursed be he, who moves my bones.”

For today, write your own epitaph. It can be to a person or a thing. It can be serious or funny. It can be short or long.

Post your poem to comments!

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Posted on April 4, 2015, in NaPoWriMo. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Beware death, for it wears an infectious smile.
    A broken angel has now arisen,
    It’s tattered wings no longer a prison, but rather a river of white hairs.
    This angel lay under broken ground, though it’s smile is now replenished.
    For this angel has been giving a watchful eye, and wishes all who now grieve over lost souls, may see that happiness has found them now.

  2. Here lies dust of the earth,
    To it there is no value or worth
    Because though body it may be,
    the soul is now free,
    and Sarah is not on the earth.

    She is home.

  3. Here lies one pen
    the ink ran out once again
    but unlike the others, I call it friend
    for it lasted the longest of any other pen
    ~Grace 😛

  4. Here lies a poet & legend untold
    Endless lover / Now left to bones
    Here lies many riches, behold
    In the form of knowledge / For you to hold

  5. I know this isn’t the prompt but it’s what I came up with for today:
    (It’s pretty short since it’s an acrostic)
    Save us…
    Our lives are lost…
    Saviors be near….

  6. It’s not about anyone specific, but I thought it came out pretty good! 🙂

    She exudes confidence beyond compare,
    But is kind and caring, no haughty air.
    She has wisdom far more that her years,
    And has overcome all sweat and tears.

  7. Here is my poem for NaPoWriMo Day #4. It doesn’t follow the prompt, but this is what I came up with! 🙂

    A Friend is Special
    By Hannah Oliver

    A friend is someone who is loyal and caring
    Even when you can be a bit overbearing
    A friend is someone who you can trust
    With things from your secrets to your pie crust
    A friend is someone who is worth more than gold
    Their value is priceless; they can’t be bought or sold
    A friend is someone you can express your feelings to
    A friend is special; I love you

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