Do not mourn me
Do not mourn me when I’m gone
For I have had time enough on this Earth.
More than enough, loves and losses
Playing fates game for more years than I can remember.
Unlike the young I see life more for what it is
The cynicism of youth chipped away by the knife of experience
Not rose-tinted, I have seen too much for that
But rather solemn acceptance of what life is.
Through my long years, I have lost many friends, family, lovers
Yet know that my life has been better for their time with me
All life is impermanent, passing like leaves in the wind
I earned this truth through payment of many decades.
Do not mourn me when I am gone
For gain and loss go hand in hand
That is the way of the world, how it should be
And I have gained much through knowing you.