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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Sonnet LXIX

Come here…I have a secret for you now…
I’m dead. And have been for a decade’s time.
How I have watched you live your earthly life.
I have much now to tell you, friend of old…

You still disgrace the dead, you mortal sprite.
The zombie mummies resting in their tombs
are pleased not by your laughs – beware your doom.
The cemetery waits for those who smirk.

My lifetime’s work’s now yours to judge…who cares?
How good it is to be a murdered soul!
I care not what you think nor tricks you pull...
Now taunts are useless! I am cold and dead.

And now I only speak because you need
a soul to understand and soothe your greed.


  1. Oh, I love this one. very interesting, not strange, kind of a warm and funny feeling. I like it how it points out the dead is so much more powerful than the living, opposite what many people think (like "I'll dance on your grave").

  2. "I'll dance on your grave"? Did I write that? That's a good idea though. I never thought of warm and funny to describe it, but I guess sort of. I'm glad you like it though!

  3. No, the "I'll dance on your grave" thing is just a saying, mostly said in books when two people are facing off, and one person taunting the other, saying he will definitely die by the guy's hand.


A word is dead
When it is said,
Some say.

I say it just
Begins to live
That day.

- Emily Dickinson

Thanks, Wordle!