WHEN I DIE, I WANT NO MOURN

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When I die, I want no mourn!
To pieces, don’t be torn,
but reminisce the happy days,
with a smile on your face.
Talk of the silly things I did,
and also a good deed.
For when I die, I want no mourn.

Let me know now what you love me for,
do pat my back and hug me more,
for if you later on regret,
then in my grave I would fret.
The memories of me, let it be cheerful ones;
a testament to the person I was once,
so when my heart you ponder,
I can flash a smile from yonder,
as I’d be broken if for me you frown,
because when I die, I want no mourn.

When I die, I’ll still live within you,
just as the person you once knew,
giving you the strength you need,
so fall not on to your knees, I plead.
Live for me the life I no longer will,
promise me these wishes you’ll fulfill.
For when I die, I want no mourn.

This poem is highly inspired by “When I’m dead, my dearest” written by Christina Rossetti.

We all have lost people we love in life and when I go to funerals everyone including myself talk about how good that person was, it got me thinking why don’t we ever tell people how much they meant to us, let them know how amazing they are and how much they are valued when they are still alive rather than when they are gone and can hear us no more. And when I’m dead I definitely don’t want people to mourn but to celebrate the life that I’ve lived, I even told some of my friends that when I die eat all the things I loved and talk of the silly things, let it be a celebration of my life.

To all the amazing people out there reading this don’t you ever forget that you are loved. 💝🤗

The introvert writer © 2021

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Daphny Aqua

A passionate writer who pours out her heart in her writtings.

51 thoughts on “WHEN I DIE, I WANT NO MOURN”

  1. Wow. That is a beautiful poem, with a lovely and very wise message. It is gorgeous. I also love your commentary that follows. Please know from all of us that you are greatly appreciated, and loved. A fantastical and wondrous post, Daphny. 💖💖

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  2. What a very poignant, beautiful poem! “Live for me the life I no longer will,
    promise me these wishes you’ll fulfill.” – So full of genuine love and wonderful emotions. A unique write. So well-done, dear Daphny! 💕

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      1. Ciao Daphny! 😑

        This is a very touching poem: life and death are part of the same coin.

        It’s not easy to come to terms with death and even harder if we are burden with regret.

        I agree , we need to open up to those we love and let them know how important they are now while they are alive.

        I also love the closing lines in which the person who has passed encourages those left behind to cherish his/her memory but also to move on and be happy. 😌

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  3. Daphny, your poem has made me emotional. It reminds me of the famous sardonic smiles. Death is the ultimate truth, why mourn!? Better celebrate it, and bid farewell with a promise to be re-united again.
    Similarly, I don’t like the concept of writing rest in peace on grave stones. Why rest!? Let the dead roam and enjoy the after life.
    May you be blessed!

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  4. Ciao Daphny! 😑

    This is a very touching poem: life and death are part of the same coin.

    It’s not easy to come to terms with death and even harder if we are burden with regret.

    I agree , we need to open up to those we love and let them know how important they are now while they are alive.

    I also love the closing lines in which the person who has passed encourages those left behind to cherish his/her memory but also to move on and be happy. 😌

    PS: sorry I made a mistake and sent my comment replying to another fan’s comment above. 🤭

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    1. Thank you so much 😊 Thats a really great quote, its true people always remembers the way you make them feel. Even I myself today was discussing with my coleagues how our previous SR made us feel so warm and approchable.

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