To all those who are near and dear
Bidding farewell not to relocate
But to leave here and meet fate.
When the hourglass of my life
Ticks towards the final journey
I wonder how prepared I should be
Who and what can I take and leave?
Will my love come along with me
Will my siblings or kids give me company
Will I have to be alone in the final journey
When my soul leaves behind the body?
Will the jewels and wealth be of any need
Or will the attires I had be of any use
Will I have to leave behind my lovely house
And all that I had prized along with my spouse?
Will the anger I sometimes showed
Over power the love I had showered
Will there be some cherished memories
Or remembered of my great follies
I know I would not need jewels or wealth
Nor would I need house or the clothes I held
For life is short and full of surprises
And we are left with no choices.
I realize that all I want before I leave
Are some fond memories and happy thoughts
By leading a life filled with joy and cheer
And be remembered by all I hold dear.