Sunday, May 10, 2009

Death by Intent

If I have died and you missed the moment
Know that I went peacefully in my sleep
Of my own accord and timing, by my own
Hand which could no longer pound the keys
Pull the ropes, the weeds, the rabbit out of the hat

Let it be said that "she was a woman who had great timing"
Take what you want and we'll say I gave it to you long ago
It will not matter to me now, and who's to say it wasn't my
Intention all along

© 2009 Peggy Pendleton

4 comments:

SarahA said...

I am loving these words written by you, that contain such strength and sadness within.
If I was to have a 'grave-stone' (I won't because I wish to be cremated)I would like something like this etched into such.

Utah Savage said...

That's what I was thinking when I wrote this, or just a simple Obit. I donated my body to the University of Utah. Once the carcass is dead they pick it up, issue a death certificatie, and none of my friends will have to do anything.

Dr. Zaius said...

Ack! What is this, a self written obituary? The words are nice, but the message is kind of scary.

Sean Jeating said...

Here I take the chance for a fitting end of my first visit and for at least a short com(pli)ment: Chapeau!

Dropping by via MRMacrum's second dimension :), reading all your recently posted poems, I am quite sure that I shall wish to come back.