Ella In Cinders

 

 

And Ella died of the black lung

She was quietly cremated

No eulogy written or read

No tabernacle choir sung

Life and love was over-rated

And have no bearing on the dead

Squabbling step-sisters tied their tongues

Her step-mother had to be sedated

When Prince Charming in haste re-wed

He gave his new wife the pearls strung

On nuptial bed desecrated

By one eyed monster with purple head

Cinders and ashes had been collected

Placed on the mantle and neglected

 

T J Therien

 

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