I am in an open casket; silent and mistaken.
This is the last time I’m sending you love; in slumber but awaken.
I want you to know that you’re a hero with gleaming dreams and glowing hope,
Without me or with me, I know my son you would cope.
For my daughter who breathes fire, and who could set hearts aflame;
I want you to know that your wild is beautiful; shush all the storms and withhold no shame.
This is for the times to come, for the moments already ambushed, and instances that dare to escalate,
As I step ahead to heaven’s gate,
I carry forth the love I have for the two of you; forsaking all my sorrows and blues.
God has a plan for me, but for you is only a reminder left;
Remember that I taught you to love too much, too graciously,
To abscond your fears and pour efforts all very tenaciously.
Also for everything anyone does wrong, remember one thing they do right;
Be forgiving and gentle, openhanded and splendid like starry nights.
Remember everything I tell you,
hold onto it with integrity and virtue.
As I bid you farewell, for now and forever,