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Covering of the Eyes

Lavish me not with any parting gifts when I die Give me no long goodbye speeches with flowery words I demand an eulogy of silence Extol not my memory, for I am just a mere mortal with feet of clay now turning to dust Bury me with no honors, raise not the banner of celebration To joyously lift up my life on the day I'm to be lowered into the ground is such cruel irony Laugh and give gleeful shouts if you must, if this brings comfort to your soul Easing your fears, as the procession of my casket marches to the hymnal of the worms Death is the last reproach, the breath of life stamped out Sin in the end wins ... of this, there can be no doubt Look away from the mourning tears and baleful cries, and mark the final abdication of life with the covering of the eyes

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 5/12/2017 4:35:00 PM
Wow, a radical but brilliant point of view. What an amazing voice you have as a poet. With this type of writing this is a fav for me. Lots Of Love, armand.
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Date: 5/11/2017 10:58:00 AM
Yes, I so agree Freddie :) This is wonderfully written, and I don't think this is strange or whatnot. I feel the same.
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