The Mummy

The Mummy Graceless for Eternity

There was a mummy, laid in a case.
Perfect legs, but smashed-in face.
What’s to become of him when he reaches eternity?
He’ll walk around in graceless anonymity.

Inspired by documentary watched way back in 2013, when this was originally posted

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Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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13 Responses to The Mummy

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    I’m reminded about a comic book entitled “Sheba” by Walter Crane, that covered the afterlife of a mummified Egyptian cat and its misfortunes. 🙂

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  2. Judy says:

    Cute and great graphics!

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  3. Brian Bixby says:

    Considering that some mummy movies revolve around the concept that the person mummified was so evil that all traces of that person were supposed to have been erased (although one ALWAYS remains for our unfortunate Egyptologists), this is a kissing cousin.

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    • crimsonprose says:

      That was the essence of the documentary that inspired the poem. Unfortunately I don’t remember who the speculated person was, I just remember the mummy was found ‘discarded’ with a couple of others in someone else’s tomb. Theory was that the tomb was built for the smashed-up mummy, but dynastic rebellion or something resulted in this attempt to deny this pharaoh an afterlife. All I can say with certainty is the Egyptologist uncovering this was Joann Fletcher (who was later barred from Egypt for promoting a theory the Egyptian authorities didn’t like.

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