Don’t Remember me when I Die


Don’t remember me when I die,
When my smile is ashes whirling in the sea,
When my arms can hold nothing but dirt,
Just be here when you are with me

Don’t write an obituary when I’m gone,
Or cry tears about what should have been said,
Hold me close or make me laugh now,
Don’t wait until I’m dead

Why is it that people wait until someone is gone,
To tell them how they feel,
To shriek into the wind about how life is unfair,
Rather than speak now when it’s real

So please don’t remember me when I die,
Don’t think I want more than a last goodbye,
Don’t think I can hear you from wherever I may be,
Just be here now, when I’m here, with me.



‘This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla.

23 thoughts on “Don’t Remember me when I Die

  1. Brinda says:

    If only we could be this way always. Sometimes we realize a person’s value after they are gone. Especially elders yearn for our attention and chat.

  2. Ritu Bindra says:

    A fact of life, Meetali. Such hard-hitting words. Celebrate them now instead of living in regret when the loved one has passed. All those “I wish I had…” would amount to nothing.

  3. Harjeet Kaur says:

    Your post resonates with my feelings totally. People start missing and remembering you when u r gone.Life is short and we all have to love laugh and live life fully.

  4. Smita Saksena says:

    Me too… unable to understand that why people can’t express what they want to say…why to keep in your heart…how would I know your love, anger or whatever you feel for me. Tell me now…do not cry after I go… don’t miss me after I go.. …so nicely written

  5. Kavita Singh says:

    “Just be here now, when I’m here, with me.” such strong words and these are yet so true. Be present when we are here 🙂

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  7. Noor Anand Chawla says:

    Everything ok? I know sometimes poems are just a form of creative writing but often they hide real feelings! Very nicely-written…

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