Kylie Liu

All The Regrets In The World - Poem by Kylie Liu

All the regrets in the world,
Begin with the same single word:
So, I won’t say “if”, but rather “when”
I die,
I wish not for anyone to mourn,
Or mewl.
I wish not for anyone to weep,
Or wail.
But rather,
For me to close my eyes,
And be able to listen to my favourite
Rolling Stones Anthem.
For me to close my eyes,
And hear the laughter and joy,
When the clowns and magicians and circuses arrive.
I want to see the exotic Salsa,
The fussy CHA CHA CHA, ?
The flirtatious Tango,
In a mixture of dancing harmony.
Let there be the children,
Who would still maintain their childlike innocence,
When they come to see me.
Let there be the friends,
Who would drink and eat and party,
When they arrive in their party dresses.
Let there be the parents,
Who would understand,
Why I want my funeral to be,
My life’s greatest,
Final party.

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  • (11/4/2007 1:19:00 AM)

    A fine testament to the sanctity of life and the certain glory that is death. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 4, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011

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