Since it's nearing All Saints and we're kinda melancholic still due to the tragedy , I offer this poem I made in 2002.
When I Die
by neri de castro
when i die, don't grieve for me
i might have a better place to be.
we often grieve when someone dies
not for his death but for our lives
because we lost a kindred soul,
leaving behind a gaping hole.
so when i die, i'll understand
if you'll shed tears upon the sand
but let it not be hard for me
please do not grieve till eternity.
i want you to smile even for a moment
think of the past, the memories spent
remember me at a time of my best
and place it in your heart to rest
and then i'll smile wherever i am
'coz i will never die in time
when i know that we're together
when my life you still remember.
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