Below is the poem entitled IF I DIE YOUNG which was written by poet
Bono. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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If I die young,bury me in satin,lay me down
on a bed of roses,sink me in a river at dawn,send
me away with the words of a long song,oh,oh.
Lord make me a rainbow,I'll shine down on
my mother,she'll know I am safe when she stands
under my colors,and life ain't always what you think
it ought to be no,ain't even gray,but she buries her baby.
The sharp knife of a short life well,I've had just enough time.
And I'll be wearing white when I come into your kingdom
I'm as green as the ring on my little cold finger.I've never
known the lovin of a man,but it sure felt nice when he was
holding my hand.There's a boy here in town says he'll
love forever.Who would have thought forever could be severed
by the sharp knife of a short life,well I've had just enough time.
So put on your best boy and wear my pearls.What I ever did
is done.A penny for my thoughts,oh know I'll sell them for a dollar.
There worth so much more after i'm a goner.Mayhbe then you'll hear
the words i been singing.Funny how your dead hoe people start listenin.
The ballad of a dove go wit peace and love,gather up your tears,keep
in your pocket,save them for a time when your really gonna need em.
Oh the sharp knife of a short knife,wellI've had just enough time. So
put on your best boys and I'll wear my pearls. SONG DONE BY THE BAND PERRY