Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Speak Me True


At my funeral
speak me true.
Give my wisdom
and my errors
equal time.
Learn from both.
Remember I
cherished life,
failed in self care,
honored learning,
over-rated intellect
valued kindess,
but judged too freely.
Most strongly I hope

you remember
I loved you all,
loved you all
Hold each other.
Sing me home.
Speak me true
At my funeral
.

2 comments:

Dixi said...

This is beautiful. I hope tose close to you treasure this beautiful piece of writing. My favorite lines are:

Hold each other.
Sing me home.
Speak me true...

and of those
"Sing me home" is my very favorite.

Ruth said...

Beautiful and so you mama. Thanks for sharing. Do you know how happy it makes me that you are the kind of person who does this and my response need not immediately be "Should I be worried?"