Before I die

Before I die, I

want to live

finally

like I lived before

it all.

 

Before I die,

I want to forget about

all the hurt

and sorrow and sadness

and every ounce

of pain

that robbed my soul.

 

Before I die,

I want to be released

from the prison

in which I have

kept myself lonely

and captive in.

 

Before I die,

I want to love

like I loved

just that once

for all eternity

until I cannot love

anymore.

 

Before I die,

I want to remember

all that was

good in the midst

of all that was

so very, very

bad

and all that was

bad

in the midst

of all that was

so very, very good.

 

Before I die,

I want to live

once more

like I lived

before I died.

One thought on “Before I die

  1. Craig Lindell says:

    Robin
    I am weeping.
    What an astonishing declaration of life despite the pain , despite the loss and despite your awareness of your own mortality.
    I weep for your pain and I weep for your courage.
    Arne Naess (SP) who coined the term “deep ecology” wrote an essay entitled “The Place of Joy in a World of Fact.”
    With celebration and love,
    Craig

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