A dead awful sevenling

Dead?  Who says I’m dead?
I’m still here inside,
ready for a hooley.

What’s that you say?
A wake?  I’m all for a party;
can I come, pretty please?

Why not? I ask. Let’s have some fun.


dVerse Meeting the Bar have set us to write a Sevenling, and you’ll find the formula by following the link.  This one was written in 2010 when I was a raw beginner at writing poetry.  The original prompt was in the Dead Man Writing series at Poetic Asides.


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21 Responses to Sevenling

  1. restlessjo says:

    No fun if you can’t dance at your own wake, is it? 🙂 I’ll be there ‘in spirit’.

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  2. Not sure that some do indeed attend their own wakes. Lovely write!

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  3. kelvin s.m. says:

    All is fair when it’s all about having fun. I like this! 🙂

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  4. lynn__ says:

    A bit deaf maybe, but not dead…too funny!

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  5. I like your dead man! The poem made me smile.

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  6. katechiconi says:

    Plenty of life in you yet, I’d say! It’s one of the reasons I’d like to know the date I move on – one could have a great party, sort everything out tidily, give people a chance to get used to the idea. You could pick your own outfit, choose your coffin, have a last chat to everyone, get uproariously drunk and then climb in and close your eyes.

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  7. Mary says:

    What fun to think about coming to one’s own wake! If it is a fine party, I’d hate to miss it.

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  8. Bodhirose says:

    Great title, Viv! 🙂 It’s good to know even the dead are up for a good party!

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  9. Bryan Ens says:

    Love the title! Fun piece.

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  10. kanzensakura says:

    Did you ever see the moving, Waking Ned Devine? It has a wonderful scene where the eulogist begins, I’d like to sit at my wake…his best friend has to pretend to be dead and is sitting in among the mourners and hears the words his life long friend says about him. It thought it was one of the best and most memorable scenes in a movie….I’d like to think I would have surviving friends (I know there will be no blood family) who would have a party and fun and talk about me and laugh.

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  11. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Spectacular 🙂

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  12. hypercryptical says:

    O so good! I think I’d like to attend my own wake too…
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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  13. Wow – love the humor in this..

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  14. Misky says:

    Very clever! >


  15. whimsygizmo says:

    🙂 I like this journey back to the beginnings of your talent, Viv.

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