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Death's Remembrance

May 29, 2011

If I die

And you live,

Keep my memory living on
As an unfractured light beam.

Remember me as long as the sun
shall burn

And until time is done.

And if your time should cease early,

Do not forget me as you go—

Keep remembrance as an option

As you descend below.

And if we go together, our memorials will stand

The test of time no matter how still we lie.

The marks we made will continue

As long as birds still fly.

Let our parting be tranquil,

Let our leaving be serene,

May our obituary be sprightly

As we close the scene.


The author's comments:
A poem I had to write for a poetry assignment. Probably one of my favorite things that I have written.

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on Aug. 23 2011 at 2:53 pm
collegegirladventures GOLD, Mequon, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

~Salman Rushdie

Beautiful lyrics! i really like "...keep my memory living on as an unfractured light beam...." well done


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