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If I die tomorrow,
I want my funeral to play music
At my wake,
Which I listened to in life
And made me feel alive again.

Because I know, others will need reminding.

If I die tomorrow,
I want everyone to dress in black
At my funeral
and wear eyeliner,
As though it were war paint.

Like I did, every Saturday morning.

Not because it represents my
old long gone
Habits of sorrow.
But because it's what I did,
To remind myself I wasn't alone.

Because they will need some strength, too.

If I die tomorrow,
I want the flowers placed around
My grave,
To be potted, planted
and alive.

Not cut from life and decaying, like me.

Because when I'm in the grave,
And people come to
remember me-
I want them to reflect on how
Even in death...


I was too kind, to be cruel...
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AllyRyde Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful Alison... I love it. :D
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BlacklightArtist02 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Ally, I wrote it really spontaneously right after taking a walk with the dog xD
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AllyRyde Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I seem to absolutely ADORE your spontaneous-ness. :aww:
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