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When I Die

When I die
Do not remember me
My corpse will not care;
Do not draw me back there
With words you never said
While I drew in air;
Spare me the ceremony
And all the orchestrated grief.
If you go on with your funeral show
Stopping your mouths for a moment or two
I doubt the angels will be impressed
With a moment's self-restraint
They will look on with stolid eyes
Bearing with you for a little while
Until the time comes
For you to go,
And for you to be ferried
To the fires below.

Copyright © Mike T | Year Posted 2012


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  1. Date: 5/13/2012 9:27:00 AM

    Mike., a very deep poem, Stopping by to wish you a beautiful Happy Mothers Day :-D I'm hoping God will hear my wishes and send my love too find many mothers in good health, and I pray he continues to give my mother the strength to fight everything her body is battling with right now, God bless~ xoxoxo PD
  1. Date: 4/27/2012 7:53:00 PM

    Hi Mike! So happy to read something of yours:) This is very good and some much is said with so few words. Pretty moving piece for me. Can't wait to read more!
  1. Date: 4/27/2012 3:09:00 PM

    hi,its nice stopping by to read your poem..welcome to poetry....hope you find it exciting here like i did
  1. Date: 4/26/2012 10:39:00 AM

    most dark yet interesting peice i have read today. Thanx for sharing this