When I’m Gone – The Checklist
Nobody lives forever,
Someday we’re all going to die.
And I want to sign out with a bang,
I don’t want to be that guy.
That guy who has a herd of people,
lined up to pay last respects.
I want to be that guy,
who wakes up mid mourning, to conduct some last minute checks.
Don’t worry, you’ll have a checklist handy,
to ensure that all goes well.
‘Cause if you miss out for some reason,
I shall haunt you from the depths of Hell!
So here’s my final checklist,
before I digress,
I must confess,
This happens often.
I might be sunshine & sprinkles one moment,
The next it could be my coffin.
First things first, I want a well lit room,
where I lay in my deepest slumber.
For in my heart I’m a sunshine junkie,
’bout that I make no blunder.
My dress should be that of a bride,
’cause in life , I never got to wear one.
I got married twice, but not a single wedding,
so I’ll go fix that crap in heaven.
Next, I want everyone dressed,
in the brightest, most beautiful attire.
I want a live band to play “O Happy Day”
Along a singing choir.
There should be food of the scrumptious kind,
& wine the choicest best.
It would be great if the guest list spells “near & dear’
I don’t care about the rest.
I guess what my heart is trying to say,
is do not mourn my going away…
Bid me farewell on a happy note,
that’s my final wish.
‘Cause all my life I’ve dealt with sullen faces,
my final day, I shouldn’t have to deal with this!
HA HA HA I caught you bad,
don’t worry that last was a joke,
On an honest note I don’t want you sad,
‘Cause when you’re sad, you’re an inconsolable bloke.
And this time I won’t be there to cheer you up,
For I would have breathed my last.
So I hand you this checklist I made,
to spread the happy spell I cast!