Stretched and straightened into shape,
Coins tossed firmly upon sleepy eye lines.
Pasted, powered and perfectly packaged,
Inclined with stiff resolve and hands entwined.
Glad rags nipped and tucked into a suitability,
Rosy rouged cheeks and pretty pert lips lined.
Positioned into a finality of restful permanence,
A heavily carved casket tinged with personality.
Tears caress the last earthly hours above all else,
Love cascades through the trembling final words.
Parting between this place and deathly darkness,
Scented floral adornments and fluttering ribbons.
A departure marked in tributes as with birth itself,
Significant dates with only the joy of life in-between.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 29/10/2014
Poets United Mid-Week Prompt: Halloween or Celebrating the Dead…