You can forget me slipping gently away or,
assisted down the pathway to oblivion,
dying without a bloody good fight!
I'm not going to 'pass' because
at the end of it all,
death feels more like a bit of an epic fail to me!
So, if the rest of you don't mind
I'll leave this world the way I entered it -
well almost - I might not be naked!
But believe me when I say I will leave it kicking and screaming
and when I go people will be pleased to see the back of me;
grateful that at last they can have a bit of peace and quiet
as they try to fill the scratch marks my fingernails have left.
For as much as I don't fear death it is - like Bognor Regis - not a place I've ever wanted to go!
For as much as I want to spend eternity with Jesus
a few years more would look like nothing in the light of eternity.
So put aside your dona eis requiem moment for now
I'd rather have a doughnut and a nice cuppa
And celebrate the 'now' - for the 'then' will look after itself!
© 2015 Vic VDB