When You are Dead

Written by: Eileen Manassian

Kind words are said...
Once you are dead…
And many a tear does fall!

While you still live…
They will not give…
What you need to stand tall!

When your eyes close…
They'll give the rose…
Whose scent others will smell!

What things they'll say…
How they will pray…
To save your soul from hell!

When you did breathe…
They saw no need…
To show you paradise!

Love was withheld…
How your heart bled…
No warmth was in their eyes!

Now you lie still…
There is no thrill…
In the words that they say

Why can't they see…
That you and me…
Might live only TODAY!