15 May 2011, 2 Comments

Gilligan’s Epitaph

Author: ancestordetective

I grew up watching Gilligan’s Island on TV. It aired from 1964 to 1967 and was one of my favorite shows. The theme song still resonates, “Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip…” It was a fun show that helped exotic travel ideas grow in my mind. So when I had to write an epitaph of someone for an English assignment when I was in my junior year of high school, I naturally chose Gilligan. Picture this on Gilligan’s tombstone:

Gilligan

I led the normal life of any

Uncoordinated

Human being

Until the seven of us

Were

Shipwrecked.

After that my self

Became

Known

And I got kicked around by my

Fellow

Shipwreckees.

I usually got the brunt of the

Criticism, work

And mistakes.

But I have them to thank for letting me keep

My

Self-image.

5/73

2 Responses to Gilligan’s Epitaph

  1. Digital P0et says:

    Thank you for posting this. I enjoyed reading it very much. Checking up on peoples poetry and writing is something I do often. I try to keep up with today’s trends so I’m more active in the writing community. Thanks again for sharing this.

    • Thanks for your comments! I haven’t written poetry in years, but am interested in the poetry that I wrote when I was a teenager/young adult. It’s a different me and it’s fun to share this stuff. I’ll check out your blog.

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