Sarcasm, Poetry and Humor where least expected 

It was a Cough
That carried him Off
It was a Coffin
They Carried him Off In

~o~

Attorney Goembel
John E.
1867-1946
“The defense rests”

~o~

Here lies Johnny Yeast.
Pardon me For not rising.
Ruidoso, New Mexico

~o~

Jedediah Goodwin
Auctioneer
Born 1828
Going!
Going!!
Gone!!!
1876

~o~

Stranger tread
This ground with gravity.
Dentist Brown
Is filling his last cavity.

~o~

Here Lies Jane Smith
Wife of Thomas Smith
Marble Cutter:
This Monument Erected
By Her Husband
As A Tribute
To Her Memory.
Monuments of this style
are 250 Dollars.

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Effie Jean Robinson
1897-1922
Come blooming youths,
as you pass by ,
And on these lines do cast an eye.
As you are now, so once was I;
As I am now, so must you be;
Prepare for death and follow me.

To follow you
I am not content,
How do I know
Which way you went.

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Here lies Lester Moore.
Four slugs
From a forty-four.
No Les
No More.

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Here lies Johnny Cole.
Who died upon my soul
After eating a plentiful dinner.
While chewing his crust
He was turned into dust
With his crimes undigested –
poor sinner.

~o~

Bill Blake
Was hanged by mistake.

 ~o~

Here lays Butch.
We planted him raw.
He was quick on the trigger
But slow on the draw.

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Here lies a man named Zeke.
Second fastest draw
in Cripple Creek.

 ~o~

Here lies the body of  Arkansas Jim.
We made the mistake, But the joke’s on him.

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He called
Bill Smith
A Liar

~o~

I would
rather be here
than in Texas.

~o~

Here lies the body
Of Margaret Bent
She kicked up her heels
And away she went.

~o~

He got a fish-bone
in his throat
and then he sang
an angel note.

~o~

She was not smart,
she was not fair,
But hearts with grief
for her are swellin’;
All empty stands
her little chair:
She died of eatin’
water-melon.

~o~

Beneath this stone,
a lump of clay,
Lies stingy Jimmy Wyatt.
Who died one morning just at ten
And saved a dinner by it.

 ~o~

Here lies AN athiest, John Doe
All dressed up and no place to go!

~o~

Here he lies, James T. Carson
He blew up his wife
and was hung for arson.

~o~

Here lies the body
of John Round.
Lost at sea
and never found.

~o~

Here lies Barnard Lightfoot
Who was accidentally killed
in the 45th year of his age.
This monument was erected
by his grateful family.