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Sonnet: Rob Kall's Dead: Bottom's Up!

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Sonnet: Rob Kall's Dead: Bottom's Up!

by John Kendall Hawkins

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Rob Kall caught Covid and I hope he's dead

to the world, asleep, and gently snoozing

in a fine feathery oversized bed

with fantasy lives of his own choosing.

Why OpEd chose that obit pic worries

the wild spirit and dishevels the soul,

for it inspires half-mast tears, false horries.

Will death get him to his membership goal?

When I die Rob can kiss my SSA

benefits, a low-yielding RIB, but hey.

Talking Heads, psycho killer qu'est-ce que sais?

Rob knew that was America today.

I'm gonna miss Rob when he's really dead:

Let's hope he fully recovers instead.


horries, plural noun (South Africa): The horrors', delirium tremens


 

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WTF? Don't rush me. All in good time.

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Okay, good news for modern man, but, really, the photo here, in yourn reply, is alive, as opposed to that grim visage seemingly divulging your impending demise. You know what, Rob? F*ck Corona and the stilettos she rode in on!

Submitted on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 at 12:51:56 AM

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Rob Kall is dead, poor Rob Kall is dead;

He's looking oh peaceful and serene

He thinks he's writing posts, even though he's with the ghosts

And his fingernails have never been so clean.

Rob Kall is dead, a candle lights his head,

He's never kept so still or looked so nice,

He looks like he's asleep, it's a shame that he won't keep

But it's Summer, and we're running out of ice !

Submitted on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 at 10:24:05 AM

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Mark Twain famously had something to say about that.

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