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My Only Wish

Don’t let me die young.
Don’t let me die afraid.
Don’t let me die embarrassed.
Don’t let me die ashamed.

Let me live without regret,
and let me live in peace.
Let me live up to my potential,
and forever let my progress increase.

I don’t know why I am telling you this,
or the reason for my rhyme.
Considering that who I am talking to,
is me, myself and I.

Maybe it’s because I don’t want to forget,
the goals that I have.
Maybe it’s because I don’t want to change,
the person that I am.

So when this is read in the future,
please remember my only wish.
It is my desire, hope and dream,
a never-ending and burning itch.

It is the whole point in our life,
to ensure that it is not shabby.
Whatever you do,
just please remember:

Don’t let me die unhappy.



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WaffleOcean2934This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 10 at 4:28 pm:
I can really relate to this poem.  I love the word choice in it!  Nice work on it!  :)
 
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BrokenBrookeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 6 at 9:59 pm:
I love it!!! I can relate and this poem is worded beautifully. Great work. :)
 
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