When I die

When I die.

When I die
I want those of you who are still around
And who love me
To share in my ashes
In the proportion that my spirit remains with you
According to the principles of the Tao
And I want each of you
To hold my ashes in your presence
Until such time
As you realize what is the fitting way
For you to return those ashes to the earth
And as you return those ashes
Whether in the rain or the sand,
The sea or the soil
Whether fertilizing a tree
Or blowing in the wind,
I want you to consider that these elements
Which I had temporarily rented
Are the stardust of the universe
Which momentarily hung together
To permit my spirit to emerge
And that spirit still remains within you
As ripples in your soul
And I want you to temper any sadness
With the joy of the love
My spirit brought to you
And to feel the blessing
Of the miracle we shared
Of our temporary conscious presence
As part of the infinite universe of
Energy coalescing
Into life.


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  2. Laura said,

    March 28, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Somehow I have networked my way to this poem and I am moved. My death wish is the same. Namaste.

  3. sench9us said,

    March 2, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    One of the most powerful and moving poems I have ever read!

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