#Maydays Prompt – Skeletons in the Closet – Great Uncle Bill


#maydays prompt its time for that age old family discussion of skeletons in the closet.

Mum screamed we all came running

There at her feet lay Great Uncle Bill.

At least the skeleton she explained

Was all that remained of Great Uncle Bill.

He was a philanderer we all knew that

A legend and myth within our family.

Bill had sailed the seven seas

A girl in every port they said

A larrikin and playboy all in one.

He died when on the run

Found shelter with his one great love

His wife, the forgiving Great Aunt May.

She said he’d gone out fishing

And never saw him again

Despite looking high and low

Not a trace was found, not one clue.

But now mum feared it would all come out

We had a skeleton in our closet,

Behind the ironing board in a hidey-hole.

At least said dad as he surveyed the mess

The tangle of bones and an old striped shirt,

We can now lay, great uncle to rest.


Written for: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2016/05/03/maydays-prompt-skeletons-in-the-closet/

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12 Responses to #Maydays Prompt – Skeletons in the Closet – Great Uncle Bill

  1. mandibelle16 says:

    Great poem/story. An actual skeleton, that’s something. Or figuratively they’ve found him? Anyways, nice job on this prompt.

  2. KL Caley says:

    Reblogged this on new2writing and commented:
    Hahahaha – These skeletons don’t stay hidden long! Great response to the #maydays prompt by Michael. Great fun. KL ❤

  3. Delightful, literal interpretation

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  5. wildchild47 says:

    Roflmao – this is wonderful – from start to finish – had me chuckling madly – and I can see it, this heap of bones with a tattered shirt, and everyone standing around, staring …. oh hell …. this is too funny!

  6. Lyn says:

    LOL for some reason the song “A hank of hair and a piece of bone” came to mind. Very funny Michael 🙂

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