Are obituaries OK?
Two from John Hillaby's book Journey through Britain
Him as was
Has gone from we;
Us as is
Must go to he.
A rather weary degree of respect:
Here lies the body of Mary Arnott
Born a virgin, died a harlot.
Until age fifteen she kept her virginity,
Which is a record in this vicinity.
Two obituaries written by the men themselves.
First, from Lord Berners
, a minor British intellectual and composer of the early Twentieth Century:
Here lies Berners,
One of the learners.
His love of learning
May earn him a burning,
But thanks to the Lord!
He seldom was bored.
There's a shortened version on the Wikipedia page.
And a barbed one by the author Kyril Bonfiglioli
Loved and respected by all who knew him slightly.
It's worth looking at the onward link to Kyril Bonfiglioli's Wikiquotes page.