Thursday, November 1, 2007

To Remember Me

To Remember Me

Give my sight to the man who has never seen a sunrise,
a baby's face or love in the eyes of a woman.

Give my heart to a person whose own heart
has caused nothing but endless days of pain.

Give my blood to the teen-ager who was pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play.
Give my kidneys to one who depends on a machine
to exist from week to week.

Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body
and find a way to make a crippled child walk.

Explore every corner of my brain.
Take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that, someday,
a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat
and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against her window.

Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes
to the winds to help the flowers grow.

If you must bury something, let it be my faults,
my weaknesses and all prejudice against my fellow man.

Give my sins to the devil.
Give my soul to God.

If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you.

If you do all I asked, I will live forever..

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