Be Late for Your Funeral: A Poem

Updated on May 30, 2018
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Val is a life-long practically oriented student of effective emotional and attitudinal responses to the many challenges of life.

When it's about your funeral, make sure you arrive late

think of bunch of good excuses, like too busy living

and tell those future mourners to patiently wait

as it makes no sense to rehearse grieving.


There is so much more for you to do

and certainly more interesting than dying

even being bored and boring all around you

is the way more fun than chorus of those crying.


"Today is the first day of the rest of your life"

so they are saying and we should all agree

therefore let's act today defying anything rife

enjoying every second to the highest degree.


Let's deny that protocol of aging until we're done

with all available heartbeats, smile and song

seeing in everything a source of some fun

making rest of journey sweet and long.


Arrangement for funeral, or arrangement for living

is deciding over length of future and over its fate

but more than anything in your heart's believing

should be resolve to come to your funeral late.

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