If I should Die Today

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If I should die today and never live to see another sunrise
I would hope that these mirages would flash before my eyes:
The first time I touched the piano, and heard it sing a song
The minute I learned some morals, what was right and what was wrong

Learning to ride a bike with my cousin, our knees bruised fully from our falls
Trying to find my way out of a maze in Whistler, but always hitting walls
The nights I cried myself to sleep, and my parents held me tight
The moments I knew when love would fix everything and I’d be alright

Long walks in the dark, green forests; scared but not alone
The first time I entered Handsworth; the school that is like my home
When Christmas snow fresh on the floor was a blanket covering the earth
My constant struggle everyday to find just what my life was worth

The letters I wrote and words I spelled, pouring my heart out on a sheet
Wanting to holler in frustration; this game I just can’t beat
“But I’ll keep on trying!” to myself I swear
Eventually I achieved my goal, though I nearly pulled out all my hair, in the end…

Now, I’m watching the clock and seeing my life, just tick tick ticking by and
Trying, just trying to prepare myself, my soul fearing that it could die
Any second, any moment now, it could all just slip away
I’d like to think these thoughts, if today were my last day.





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