What remains of mine will you bury
Or perhaps even cremate?
What rituals will you perform
I will only follow my fate
As I arrived, so will I leave
Not a sigh shall be heard
Nor my shadow be traced
Through the realm and beyond
Unrecognized I was while vibrant
Fading away you paid no attention
I will carry with me my secrets
Like an ancient civilization
To be spoken of, admired
For a millennium, even five
How do you revere the dead
When you never valued me in life?
9 thoughts on “Revere The Dead”
Thank you. It is one of the poems very dear to me.
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Very nice. I like this a lot. Thank you for this poem. These lines our powerful.
“How do you revere the dead
When you never valued me in life?”
All good wishes,
Sometimes we genuinely don’t value what is around us, until we lose it. Other times, we are hypocrites.
Glad you came by. You write from the heart. Good journey.
Thank you! And a warm welcome to you.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I have loved poetry ever since I remember. I’ll go through your earlier posts.
I hope you enjoy your visits here :-)