When I’m Dead and Gone…

When I'm Dead and Gone...
When I’m Dead and Gone…

I relish the fact of my demise,
slow or fast, no compromise,
I just hope my children become millionaires
when my work finally gets known,
and I’m six foot under, worth a motza,
yet penniless when alive,
at least I haven’t cut off my ear,
or become a drunk and not survived.

Just hope I go in my sleep,
reaping another dream,
gleaning on the astral plain,
the bleak and colorful scenes of my life,
laughing at my stupidity,
or perhaps my morbidity
thrown amid all those human souls,
and me not one at all.

You never know, my words might last a bit,
a few thoughts worth repeating,
for someone else’s gleaning,
and even if one soul knows
a little more than before,
I’ll feel it in my astral robes,
it was worth the pain I felt,
and the penniless end I was dealt.

I wonder who’ll come to my funeral,
who would say a few nice words,
probably just my kids alone,
everyone I know is overseas, how absurd,
connection on the internet,
my cyber friends and I,
arms length in thousands of miles,
and never a cup of tea.

But what will I care, my memory losing fast,
as my soul arranges the next life,
and with whom and when I’ll start,
as I’ll meet up with a few old friends,
and laugh about past strife,
I wonder what beers they serve up there,
sure hope its the one’s I like.

Regardless, there must be a club for old poets,
looking forward to Poe, Thomas and Blake,
the odd ale and comparing notes
would be a fait de complete,
and I’d be writing down anecdotes
till they come to get me,
for the next ride,
just hope I remember and can write…shit!

Tony DeLorger © 2018

Tony DeLorger
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “When I’m Dead and Gone…

  • July 4, 2018 at 12:14 AM

    Been quite a ride, huh Tony? You know … being able to talk with the greats, share stories and a good beer is something very special to look forward to. Some future day, people will speak of you as “one of the greats” – though you are considered such already by those of us who know and enjoy your poetry. Please do not leave us too soon. It is great to have you around. Take care dear poet.

  • July 4, 2018 at 12:31 AM

    Certainly not my intention, but life is changeable, its rarely we get notice. Lol. I’ve no plans to leave, but frankly wouldn’t mind either way. Just another notch, another life, and in this time the world really is a mess. Take care.

  • July 5, 2018 at 3:51 PM

    I guess faced with the fact that we all perish eventually, the thought of a poets heaven sounds mighty fine to me. Hope to see you there!


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