Script your Epitaphs!  August 31, 2010 - October 31, 2010

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Epitaph for the self - With a Mason's Tools


Epitaphs are the words often poems written on the headstone of a deceased persons grave.

This contest is a prompt for you to write your own Epitaph. It must at least be a stanza long and should be 'poetic'.

Here are some examples :

"While Butler, needy wretch, was yet alive,
No generous patron would a dinner give;
See him, when starv'd to death, and turn'd to dust,
Presented with a monumental bust.
The poet's fate is here in emblem shown,
He ask'd for bread, and he received a stone."
(For Samuel Butler)

"And alien tears will fill for him
Pity's long-broken urn,
For his mourners will be outcast men,
And outcasts always mourn."
(For Oscar Wilde)

"Cast a cold eye
On life, on death.
Horseman, pass by!"
(W.B. Yeats)

So, are you ready to mourn your own life and death?

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Dinesh Sairam
Dinesh Sairam
Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India


7 Contestants
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Created Aug 31, 2010