By the sea
Michael Auguste's Eulogy
One day the sea will know my bones,
cremated ashes in its spray.
Each pounding wave, a part of me,
no longer will Iíve words to say.
So while Iím here Iíll say them now.
A eulogy, myself Iíll write.
Who better knows yourself than you?
Perhaps I can give some insight.
Remember me when I am gone,
but donít let flowers die for me.
Instead, plant some that they may live.
Itís really how it ought to be.
Donít mourn my loss, but share your smile.
Some favors I must ask of you.
I lived my life as I saw fit
and did the best that I could do.
Please feed and hold a hurting child
and be the strength for those in need.
The clock is ticking, lifeís too short.
I hope to plant in you, a seed.
A friend is such a special gift,
like marriage, but without the band.
Please let them know theyíre dearly loved.
Sometimes just simply hold their hand.
Each day find something new to learn.
Donít waste your time with tv sets.
Accept yourself for who you are
and youíll find you have few regrets.
Iím ocean sands and salt and spray.
My laughter rides on each waveís crest.
Do all you can for those in need.
I always tried to do my best.
There is more depth to the heart than the mind can comprehend and it only has boundaries when we choose to fence it in.††