The Clumsy Undertaker - Visitor's Funny Poem

by Richard John Scarr
(Brighton. East Sussex. England)

"Please accept our sympathy."
The undertaker told the wife.
"Your husband was a splendid chap.
I knew him all his life."

Then, when carrying the coffin down the stairs.
They gave the banister knob a bash.
Knocking it off the banister post.
And it fell to the floor with a crash!

And the coffin lid flew open,
and the corpse sat up with a start.
For the crashing of the banister knob,
had restarted the dead man's heart.

And he went on to live for ten more years.
And then he expired again.
And the people who came to collect him,
turned out to be the same.

And as they carried him down the stairs,
The widow went down before.
And lifting the knob from the banister post.
She laid it quietly down on the floor.

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