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If I Should Perish...poem

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posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:39 PM
If I should perish
be it in pain or even in my sleep
I asked only this of you
please friend do not weep
I don't want tears
I want no sympathy
I for one believe
I will live for eternity
I am more than just
this sack of skin and bones
the part of me that you love
will forever live on
Do not be afraid for me
For I will have no fear
it will be a new adventure
I will be happy here
Death comes for each of us
in many different ways
we are each blessed with
a certain number of days
Live to love
and love to laugh
live ever moment
as if it is your last
If you must cry for me
make them happy tears
be as joyous as I
for each and every year
I won't be far away
and if you want to see me
just close your eyes
and recall a happy memory....

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:47 PM
I thought it was beautiful my friend. I've often tried to come up with a final expression to be remembered by. So far all I have is:

"When I have gone, I hope it takes six men to carry the beer."

Poetry has never been my strong suit.

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:51 PM
reply to post by mrwupy

I love it! I certainly would not be opposed to my family and friends having a few fairwell toasts in my honor! I am glad you like it, thank you!

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 09:53 PM
reply to post by Greenize

Star and flag for you. This is a very nice poem.

Second line.

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 10:00 PM
reply to post by Cowgirlstraitup7

Thank you! I am very glad that you liked it! I seemed a good time to post it with all the things going on in the world....

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 10:19 PM
That was a good read. Really enjoyed it please write more. Just don't write Hallmark cards don't need any depressed Beach Bum's where I'm at.

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 10:33 PM
reply to post by Beach Bum

Thanks! I have several poems posted in the short stories forum. I think that depressed is my middle name! LOL

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 10:59 PM
I just had my beautiful, proud Akita put to sleep a few hours ago.
I feel she is still watching over me, wishing she could comfort me in my sadness.

Thank you.

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 11:19 PM
reply to post by Oaktree

I am so sorry for your loss. I have several pets and they are my babies. I myself am going to have to have one of mine put down tomorrow. My heart breaks for you, but I truly believe you will reunited as will me and my beloved babies!

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 10:27 PM
That was moving!
I like how you take a non-afraid approach and use a enlightened method to display passing in that death is not described as something horrible, but something inevitable, and therefore acceptable or understood. Very well done!

It is ironic that I found this today especially with all the thinking I've been doing about this mortal body we are somewhat incarcerated in.

posted on Jun, 8 2009 @ 11:04 PM
reply to post by N3krostatic

What a beautiful way of expressing it! Incarcerated! I love that!! It gives me pause often...what lies ahead...

posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 09:52 PM
I wanted to take a moment and dedicate this poem to my brothers life long best friend Brian, who died this morning of a heart attack. He was only 38 years old and left behind a wife and two children. Please say a prayer for them. Thank you!

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