Play Eternal Words...

Imagine growing up in a graveyard &learning how to read from

tombstone inscriptions


        In the graveyard book, some of the characters are introduced to us through their epitaphs.
          There are some famous and funny epitaphs:

                                   "That's All Folks"
                            The Man of a Thousand Voices
                                     Mel Blanc

                              Here lies Ezekial Aikle
                                      Age 102
                              The Good Die Young

                              I was told I was sick
                              In a Georgia Cemetery

Write an epitaph poem (a very short, witty poem) about one of the characters - Bod, Silas, Jack or Miss Lupecu.

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“There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife” (p. 2).

From the first sentence of The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman conveys a sense of danger and menace, compelling readers to turn the page. Can you think of an alternative first line as clever as his?