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When I Die

When i turn my head to life
sink me down below.
gift me not an earthy grave
nor the mortal fire
for when i pass into the void
I want no hole or pyre.

When I sleep that endless sleep
sink me down below
keep me encapsulated evermore 
so i may finally go.

When i leave this so called world
sink me down below
further than any man would dare
until there is no sunshine yellow
from your memory i will begin to fade
no longer to be mellow.

and when the time comes do not cry or shout
just sink me down below.

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  1. Date: 11/21/2013 10:05:00 AM
    Francis, wow! Now this is one link of how to present all moments of death. , Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 7:10:00 AM
    this is very deep, Francis, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 3:54:00 AM
    - Welcome to P-Soup, Francis ! - Nice to read your first poem here. - Hope you will have much pleasure to be with us. - Wishing you good luck - have a nice day! - (Comment on the poetry of others and they will comment on yours). - My first greeting to you from Norway. - I will come back to read more.... another day :) - oxox / /Anne-Lise :)