Eric Cockrell


My Funeral - Poem by Eric Cockrell

i want Townes Van Zandt
and Hank Williams Sr to sing
a couple songs at my funeral...
one by Woody Guthrie,
and maybe one by Billie Holiday...
just stepping through the veil.

a poem read aloud by Walt Whitman,
and one by Ranier Rilke...
then light the pyre,
and step back...
let the flames rise
to meet the wind.
do what you want with the ashes,
my heart will finally be free!

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Comments about My Funeral by Eric Cockrell

  • (4/12/2012 2:47:00 PM)


    Really like this, something i often think about. a great write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 12, 2012



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