Devin Rai


My Last Five Minutes - Poem by Devin Rai

The last five minutes, I dread,
Will I have any regrets?

They say, you see your whole life,
What will I see? My mistakes? Success? Kids? Wife?

And, what if, I only see the stuff I didn't do?
brawl? Drugs? Cheat? Study? Tattoo?

Am I living my life the 'right' way?
I know it's a cliche,
But still, I just want to be satisfied when I see the action replay.

What do I do? Watch TV, movies, Listen to metal!
Oh, I think my life is going to be regretful.

What did I leave behind?
Money? Property? Kids? This unreal shit in this state of my mind?

What am I supposed to say to God?
That I wasted the gift he gave me? That I'm a fraud?

When God closes my file,
In spite of extravagance of my life style,
I want to leave the world with a smile,

So, here and now,
I take this vow,

A vow never to be broken,
A vow never to be forsaken

By the time, my life will have run its course,
People around me will be happy, and I'll be its source.

When I'm free,
When my sun has set,
When my soul is released forever,
I'll have no regrets,
No more lost endeavors
No more things not done.

According to me, knowing that people around are happy because of you is the best form of happiness you can have. You can travel the world, spend buttload of money but it won't compare to the happiness you get when you see people close to smile because of you.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Everyone wants to live their life a certain way. I don't know how many of them, but many wonder about their death and all the regrets and sadness that go with it. One day, I was too thinking about all these near death experiences. All I had was a piece of paper, pen and thousand questions in my mind.

Comments about My Last Five Minutes by Devin Rai

  • Titi Dale (1/27/2013 7:44:00 PM)


    Wow, a great poem. Many of us on't want to die, but if we do, we want to die knowing we have made a difference to the world :) great write! (Report) Reply

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  • Sahil Sood (1/25/2013 12:31:00 PM)


    bro.. A wonderful poem.. Hats off! ! Beautifuly written with a great message at last. Welcome to the site.. Goodluck! Hope to see many more writings :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 25, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 31, 2013


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