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Making a Wish

Posted Nov 13 2009 10:01pm

Making a Wish

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I have a friend who emailed me an American Greetings card once that read:

I want a Viking-style funeral

Nothing extravagant or anything-

Just push me out to sea

On a wooden raft

With all my shoes

And have someone shoot

A flaming arrow at me.

I quietly emailed her back with the following poem written by J. Patrick Lewis:

Please Bury Me in the Library

Please bury me in the library

In the clean, well-lighted stacks

Of Novels, History, Poetry,

Right next to the Paperbacks,

Where the Kids’ Books dance

With True Romance

And the Dictionary dozes.

Please buy me in the library

Here is my thought about that:  “ Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” P.J. O’Rourke

I have a friend who emailed me an American Greetings card once that read:

I want a Viking-style funeral

Nothing extravagant or anything-

Just push me out to sea

On a wooden raft

With all my shoes

And have someone shoot

A flaming arrow at me.

I quietly emailed her back with the following poem written by J. Patrick Lewis:

Please Bury Me in the Library

Please bury me in the library

In the clean, well-lighted stacks

Of Novels, History, Poetry,

Right next to the Paperbacks,

Where the Kids’ Books dance

With True Romance

And the Dictionary dozes.

Please buy me in the library

Here is my thought about that:  “ Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” P.J. O’Rourke

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