My Final Wish ~ Billy J Barnard
Look upon this mortal flesh as if it were an empty shell.
For I am no longer here with you. My spark is gone.
I hope those who are here to see me off, are all doing well.
Value not your grief, for in your memory I live on.
My eternal life has been guaranteed by the blood of Christ.
My new adventure started the moment I closed my eyes.
I promise, I will not return to you as a poltergeist.
For a ghostly visit would not be worth the haunted sighs.
On my new journey, I take nothing with me.
No massed fortune of possessions will do.
My spirit leaves, clothed only in a light you cannot see.
What’s left behind, I leave to all of you.
Behind are heartaches, pains, and sufferings.
That to each mortal is their plight.
Needs, Wants, and Fears, I will not take these things.
As I travel to that Holy light.
That you find happiness in the greatest of deeds.
This is My Final Wish.
Invite strangers to your table, find joy in attending their needs.
And make the Love you share, your favorite dish.
Now imagine this last act, I give to you.
A simple bow, to the left and to the right.
I’ll dance away, the old soft shoe.
And disappear into the blissful night.