Dead Instead
(Daniels, 1988) 
I bought birth announcements,
I used death announcements.

I bought dresses and dolls,
I used casket and plot.

I wanted congratulations and baby gifts,
I go sympathy cards and flowers.

I wanted a beautiful new life,
I go ugly death.

I wanted a new beginning,
I got and old ending.

I wanted mornings filled with joy,
I got mornings filled with mourning.