An Open Casket Funeral Service

May 11, 2013
By PresidentLeahy GOLD, St. Peters, Missouri
PresidentLeahy GOLD, St. Peters, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
There's only so much you can do, but there's also so much only you can do.

The years had carved canyons into your face.
Your tears flowed along wrinkled ravines.
Its strange to think the lines around your lips
Document exchange of past friendly smiles,
And the pale feet at the foot of your bed
Outwalked me by many hundred miles.
Any heat has left your clammy pruned hands.
Time beat you, and he is endothermic.
He veiled your once bright eyes with filmy gloss.
And mailed the soul behind them to Judgement.

The author's comments:
Seeing a dead body at an open casket had a profound affect on me a few years ago. I instantly ran into the bathroom and threw up when I saw a dead woman I barely knew. This summarizes my feelings on the matter.

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