A Collection of Original Poetry by Students of Ladysmith High School

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

When I'm Gone.~ Momelezi Mdingi

If I should die, think only this of me
Think what you have always thought of me

Don't change how you feel about me
because you believe this was a tragedy,
when it was nothing but a painful reality.

Don't praise how much you loved me.
Talk about how I loved others.

Don't shout how much you hate me.
Talk about how I dealt with your hatred.

Don't emphasize my mistakes.
Talk about how I learnt from them.

Don't see me as a hero,
just because my heart rate is now zero.

Don't make your time with me a life of lies
just because I came across death
which will always be the painful truth.

When you pay your respects,
pay them with honesty.

Then I will be at peace.

©  Momelezi Mdingi

Grade 9

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