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Mortality Poetry


Let me be your burden
When I have passed away
For you will live the longer
Or so statistics say

Let me be your burden
I don't care what doctors say
Let my strength consume me
Whilst we are here today

Let me be your burden
At the end of days
A photographic memory
That slowly, slowly fades

I don't want to be your burden
Whilst we are making hay
I don't want to have to face up
To my own decay

So let me be your burden
In this secret selfish way
Even though I know I'll haunt you
When you are old and grey

Mortality Poetry