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59 Minutes

September 17, 2021
By poetofthedeepbluesea GOLD, Nashville, Tennessee
poetofthedeepbluesea GOLD, Nashville, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"One day you will tell the story of how you've overcome what you're going through now and it will become a part of someone else's survival guide."
- Unknown

I just planned my own funeral.

Chose the flowers 

And the color of the casket. 

I’m not dead yet,

But I will be. 

I don’t know when,

I don’t know how,

But I will be soon.

I am unsure how to 

Prepare my family

Or if I should do so at all.

What are you supposed to do, 

To prepare for your own death?

No one makes books about this.

No one tells you.

No one knows. 

Why would they?

They have no reason to

Because most people don’t 

Plan their own demise.

You aren’t supposed to know

When your last hour is,

But unfortunately for me,

I’m in it. 

T minus 59:00

The author's comments:

This is based on a short story-type piece that I created in my head, but I thought I'd turn it into a poem instead. 

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