DO NOT LIVE A POINTLESS LIFE OF REGRET
Do not cry out against the cold darkness
of no more for it be a futile gesture
of remorse at the living that has a’ready been done.
Better it be to live in truth and honesty now
than lament the lack of it
as you pass through that door to death.
I will go with a smile on my face,
regretting nothing, no goodness, no mistake
it will be true that I will fear no evil
when I finally pass through that valley one last time
for I know all I have done I have done humbly, gladly.
Rage while you live and do some good in your anger,
when you are dead
you can no longer do what you wish you could.
By then it has all been said and done,
and if there are no regrets in you when you meet your death
you will pass away easily into the dark deep sleep comfortably
even if it be you gather your freedom
from this binding place
cold, alone, in an exposed doorway.
© M Durfee