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When I Die

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When I Die

As my spirit look down on the flesh,
Will it be angry or happy at death,
Will the life that I have lived be an inspiration,
Or will the whispers be negative conversations,
Will the church be full or will it be empty,
Will the tributes be 2,or will it be plenty,
Will the few that knew me laugh at me,
Or will children and elders cry for me,
Killed violently,would someone die for me,
Would my over-seas friends,really fly for me,
When "Across the Bridge"is sung,and the dust thrown in,
Will I be spotless or filled with sin,
Will the pastor preach that the Lord I had found,
When I am burnt or put under the ground,
Will my kids be comforted,I prepared for death,
Or will they be angry,I left them in debt,
One thing is for sure,death for the living,
So live your life to the the fullest,from the beginning....

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  1. Date: 5/7/2014 9:57:00 AM
    Wonderful write, really we all want to know if we will be cried at the time of death or even remembered after death

  1. Date: 5/5/2014 5:52:00 PM
    Hey man just wanna say thanks for the comment on my poem, I really dig your stuff, really good printing

  1. Date: 11/24/2013 11:26:00 PM
    This is amazing work here, Richard! I enjoyed this to the fullest :) Most are curious of death, and I find it a very mysterious subject myself :) I love the thought and questions put into this :) again, Amazing work! ^_^ ~Destiny

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 4/24/2014 5:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thnk you very much Destiny
  1. Date: 12/24/2012 9:42:00 AM
    We were on the same page, right? Enjoyed this very much.

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 12/24/2012 9:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes we were David,thanks for the visit
  1. Date: 9/12/2012 10:01:00 AM
    thanx for you comment!when i die hmmm

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 9/21/2012 3:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hahaha,hmmmm Chipepo
  1. Date: 9/6/2012 12:11:00 AM
    Very nice write! Death is always the big Q but don't worry death is our true state life is just our dream (and what a beautiful dream it is)but someday everyones alarm goes off.

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 9/6/2012 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks much Daniel
  1. Date: 8/11/2012 10:38:00 PM
    hi richard its truly beautiful... neethu

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 8/12/2012 3:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Neethu,welcome to the mind of Richard
  1. Date: 8/11/2012 3:14:00 PM
    I really like this write, I'm sure most people as well as myself, have the same questions. Thank you for the comment. Michelle

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 8/12/2012 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks much Michelle
  1. Date: 7/23/2012 6:37:00 PM
    Wow are you sure I didn't write this.Ha I love this poem many questions I tend to wonder .. I loved the way it just flowed

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/23/2012 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Carmen,wonder some more,lol
  1. Date: 7/16/2012 6:24:00 AM
    Powerful thoughts with rich meaning. May this be a wake-up call to all that our life is so very short. May we come to christ while we still have the time! God bless you! JP

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/16/2012 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Jim,hope so too
  1. Date: 7/14/2012 10:45:00 AM
    What a superb piece of writing, Richard! Well rhymed with a pleasing cadence. '...spotless or filled with sin,' '...whispers be negative conversations,' great phrasing! Well done, my friend!! Best wishes, Keith

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/16/2012 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Keith,keeping you entertained is a great feeling
  1. Date: 7/13/2012 7:24:00 PM
    Great work!-Pat

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/16/2012 9:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Patrick
  1. Date: 7/12/2012 9:08:00 PM
    Hello, Richard I'm wondering if my spirit will be happy when it leaves this island it lives in. Many thoughts here, are not easy.. one can not really prepare for such an event... xox~pd

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/13/2012 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you PD
  1. Date: 7/12/2012 8:31:00 PM
    another great poem Richard

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/13/2012 12:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Lisa
  1. Date: 7/12/2012 6:56:00 PM
    a lot of relative questions!

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/13/2012 12:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    YEP,THANKS sITUATION
  1. Date: 7/12/2012 5:13:00 PM
    Richard, this a very powerful poem. Are we ready for the coming of the Lord, or are we tied down to this world and the possessions this world can buy? What will others want to say about our lives after we are gone?

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/13/2012 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT,THANKS PEGGY
  1. Date: 7/12/2012 9:20:00 AM
    powerful image, richard--the universality of death lends meaning your unique sense of soulful reflection... nicely done!..:) huggs!

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/12/2012 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you very much Nette
  1. Date: 7/12/2012 8:22:00 AM
    Wow, this makes you think. But I am sure you would be missed and you are loved. so there would be no reason for anyone to have negative thoughts. It is the celebration of the life you did have. For you my friend I am sure you would be remembered for your love of everthing.xoxo laurel

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/12/2012 10:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think so too,thanks much Laurel
  1. Date: 7/12/2012 7:54:00 AM
    great advice - love your musings :) btw, this is not tail rhyme, prob. just rhyme, but tail rhyme is a fun form you should try, if you like short poems

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/12/2012 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks B.E.S,for both the comment and correction,still learning lol
  1. Date: 7/12/2012 12:45:00 AM
    wow..i like what u wrote very insightful..nice..=)

    Palmer Avatar Richard Palmer
    Date: 7/12/2012 6:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks alot Tricia
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