I wrote this poem in August but published in September on my other blog it is another that I recently read out at a Poetry Night which is a monthly event in my hometown. I was conscious when travelling out to deal with my Brother’s passing that so many of his colleagues may, like him not have even thought about such things and it is written for them. I had originally intended to print it and leave it somewhere for them to read.
Advice to the Free Spirit.
While you are being a free spirit,
Take a moment to think of the ones that are left behind.
The ones who will take care of things in an emergency,
The ones who will bring you home if it ends suddenly.
Make some arrangements so that they know
What you would have wanted,
If they are doing the right thing,
Or where to find the important things.
Save a little to provide some security,
To cover the cost of a bad decision, or an accident.
Share with them more than just your fun,
Let them know when you are fulfilling your dreams,
Or chasing new ones.
For it will help them in their grief
To know that you were happy,
Loved and cared for,
Had friends in your heart and at your side,
Who will share your last moments.
That you did not die sad or lonely.
Whilst you are being a free spirit,
Remember them and tell them they are loved too.
That you aren’t running away,
But that you are just chasing your dreams,
Living the best life that you can.
In Memory of Joseph Lawrence Brown 14-02-70 to 03-08-18