Monday, February 23, 2009

The Happy Mortician

They call me the Happy Mortician,
For that is what I am.
I've seen bodies of all kinds,
Infant to senior, woman and man.
Ironically enough, it is my life
To ready and prepare the dead.
It is my job to fix them up,
And compound them toe to head.
Being an undertaker
Has positive and negative ends:
I don't have to worry about gossip,
For the corpses are my only friends.
"Don't worry," I say to the dead,
"I'll fix you up so your family can mourn.
I'll make sure you look your best,
So your loved ones don't feel forlorn."
In my profession, I've seen things
People should never see.
I am the Happy Mortician,
That's all I'll ever be.

1 comment:

  1. I have often wondered what it would be like to be a mortician. I would have to agree that the gossip would not be there. How great is that? I am intrigued by your profession and would love to read more about it.