Joey Smith


When I die


Lay me, in a solitary grave yard.
Where no one has been laid there before.
I wan't a tall square grave stone laid on top of me.
Lay me under a sicamore.

Lay a purple flower on top of my grave stone,
because purple is my least favorite color of them all.
Buy a blue jay, and stand over my grave and let fly away.
And may that sicamore grow high and tall.

I want it to grow high, to touch the sky, for all to see.
Because this is the remembrance of me.

Submitted: Thursday, June 15, 2006

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  • Rookie Konjit Berhane (3/8/2008 2:03:00 AM)

    if i were u i would choose to be burned and the ashes could spread all over the world....taken in pieces and go to places i have never been before...even when i die

    nice choice though

    thanx for sharin

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  • Rookie Konjit Berhane (3/8/2008 2:03:00 AM)

    if i were u i would choose to be burned and the ashes could spread all over the world....taken in pieces and go to places i have never been before...even when i die

    nice choice though

    thanx for sharin

    koni (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chelsi Lewellyn (9/15/2006 3:30:00 PM)

    wow talk about great i didnt know you wrote stuff like that and i have known you like forever see people are right you learn new things all the time....keep it up love ya


    love chelsi (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Angelica Abington (6/15/2006 11:00:00 AM)

    Hi Joey..Good poem, I liked it very much. Don't forget to put this in your will before you go..Keep it up.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Gale (6/15/2006 10:33:00 AM)

    Do not know why there was an oversight per comments on this poem
    It's nice, rhymes and has a basic dying man's last request for rememberance via his grave marker. Liked the releasing into flight the Blue Jay.
    Nice-I'd give it a nine for good imagery. God bless-Michael Jeffrey Gale. (Report) Reply

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