Do not come to me when I’m on my deathbed lying lifeless.
Thinking nothing, feeling nothing,
listen to nothing, responding nothing.
On my deathbed, I wouldn’t be listening to you
so do not tell me how good and talented I was.
On my deathbed, I wouldn’t be feeling anything
so do not tell me how much you loved me.
On my deathbed, I wouldn’t be responding to anything
so do not come and cry.
As they say
“Is really your regret is stronger than gratitude?”
– ©Harsha Dubey.
P.S. I have quoted Anne frank in this piece of writing.
“Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because regret is stronger than gratitude.”