Treasure Island

Erica Lee

(Flushing, Queens, NY, US)

Before I Die

If I was to die next week
I wouldn't try to weap
I wouldn't try to cry
I wouldn't try to have hatred inside me

Before I die
I will pray to the Lord to forgive everybody's sins
And people to have a long, happy, and healthy life
I would pray to the Lord hoping that life will never ruin anybody
If life was to ruin someone, I would want it to ruin me

Before I die
I will spent my time talking to my friends and smile
I wouldn't try to put an angry frown on my face
I will forgive people even if they did something really disgraceful
Because it burdens me when I don't forgive someone

Before I die
I would try to make people around me happy
I would want people to view the world as if there's more kindness and less greediness
I would want the people to forgive easily and let their enemies become their friends
I would want the people around me to laugh a lot before I die

Before I die
I would make everything in peace
So in peace as if life couldn't get any better
People will laugh more instead of cry more
People will smile instead of frowning more
I want people to be optimistic

Before I die
I would want people to find the good things about other people and themselves
I would want the people not to judge others too quickly
I would want people to understand others even it's annoying them
I want the people to be patient and not be so greedy.

If some of these wishes came true
I would die peacefully

When I die
I hope people wouldn't show their tears
I hope I could die with a smile
And I hope that whatever I left behind
Will be something that I could remember when I look from Heaven.

Submitted: Friday, December 07, 2007
Edited: Thursday, April 28, 2011

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/26/2014 1:29:00 AM)

    Good understanding of finality of life and what ought to do or not to do is once own conviction and it is nice to see in this poem. interested. (Report) Reply

  • Meggie Gultiano (12/13/2007 9:06:00 PM)

    You have a very good perception of what death is, and you are prepared! But you are still young, you have still plenty of nice things to do to the people you've mentioned here..I salute you, my dear for being concerned, and for being you

    Meggie (Report) Reply

  • Lesa K (12/7/2007 10:17:00 PM)

    lovely piece... thank you for sharing your comforting words... (Report) Reply

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