I Only Came for the Cardboard Coffin

I Only Came for the Cardboard Coffin

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I only came for a cardboard coffin

but when the Funeral Parlour

offered to turn my ashes

into a diamond,

I just couldn’t resist the temptation

of getting gigantic industrial machines

to bake & compress my carbon content

into a glittering, everlasting jewel.

How big a diamond, I asked?

They surveyed my scrawny form doubtfully.

Well, do you have a record-player

that needs a new stylus, they asked,

or a girlfriend who wears a nose-stud?

Though if you could put on a bit of weight,

and with the right setting, I think

we could make you a nice engagement ring.

I was a little disappointed, I admit, still,

depending on the Economics,

it could well become a Fashion or a Fad

and in time even Custom,

so that when our seedy, greedy Society

finally crumbles & collapses into dust

perhaps instead of fossils there’ll be

Deserts full of Diamonds of the Dead

left behind.

Oh Friends, can you see them?

Can you see how bright they’ll shine?

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The Reverend Hellfire is..

etc.

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~ by reverendhellfire on August 4, 2019.

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