Only Waiting 1992 (re-edited 2014)

graveyards

Bury me where you find me, bury me nice and deep
Bury me, remember me, and sleep a peaceful sleep
And dream of joy, not sorrow, dream of peace, not fear
And dream of your tomorrow, for I’ll not disappear.

And dream of us throughout your life, keep me in your heart
And though you’ll go through utter strife, we’ll never be apart.
And dream of all the love we had, dream of all the laughter
And dream, and dream, and don’t be sad, we’ll meet in the here-after.

And dream of happy lovers, dream of you and me
And slowly you’ll discover, you’ll smile again, you’ll see
And dream of me when you’re alone, and you will see my face
And you’ll not be all on your own, but in my warm embrace.

Bury me where you find me, bury me nice and deep
Bury me, remember me, and I will go to sleep.

But I will wait for you my dear, through every lifelong storm
And when you come to join me here I’ll help to keep you warm.

Bury her where you find me, bury her nice and deep
Remember her, remember me, and we will go to sleep.

©Joe Wilson – Only Waiting 1992 (re-edited 2014)(J Richard Wilson)
Printed in the Anthology – A Question of Balance
ISBN 1-56167-038-3 (1992)

 

I wrote this poem after I had a sub-arachnoid haemorrhage that required immediate surgery, and some serious heart problems too, that also resulted in bypass surgery, and a devastating career loss. However, I was thirty-seven when that started and I’m sixty-five next week, and having realised the inevitability of death, I decided that it would not be yet, not yet!! Live long and love, and smile ❤

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