I dug this up out of a collection of my verses I started compiling a year or so ago.  It was brought to mind by a recent post of Kate Shrewsday.

Death is a bony tailor,
And be you mean or proud,
Or a success or failure,
He’ll fit you for a shroud.

 Whenever Death may come to call
He never is bespoke –
One sighs at his, ‘ONE SCYTHE FITS ALL!’
(That is a cutting joke!)

 So therefore one deduces
He lisps in what he says
Conclusion that produces:
His real name is DES?

© November 2012 Colonialist (WordPress/blogs24)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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23 Responses to DEATHTINY

  1. Zirkie says:

    You are so funny, Col!! Ha, ha at meeting the guy called Des!!


  2. gipsika says:

    “His real name is Des”! Oh my hat!!!


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  4. optie says:

    Another very witty verse Col, hope none of us bloggers have an appointment with Des anytime soon!


  5. melouisef says:

    I guess it is not death that I fear but dying


  6. Loved the post. Indeed Death is the final destiny. But methinks how this perspective would serve us from day to day.

    ONE SCYTHE FITS ALL! This indeed is a great leveller!



  7. nrhatch says:

    Kate’s fascination with all things “des” seems to be traversing the continents. 😉


  8. One scythe fits al – love it, Col…


  9. Pussycat44 says:

    At least his name’s not LES!


  10. The Asian says:

    Des must stay as far away as possible for as long as possible!


  11. adinparadise says:

    Love this, Col. Hope I won’t be welcoming Des for a very long time. 🙂


  12. susielindau says:

    So funny – love it!


  13. 68ghia says:

    Des indeed 😉
    Like the cutting joke – well said Col 😉


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