To Die Young

To die young

Means

To be forever youthful

Never aging

Always viral

Always beautiful

No wrinkling skin

Or whitening hair.

Always lush

Always full.

*

To die young

Means

To be always full of promise

No failures

No disappointments

Always possibilities

*

To die young

Means

To die pure

Untouched by a world that jades

And tarnishes the soul

Unworn by time

Always wise

Always bright

Always fresh.

*

To die young

Means

To be locked in time

A freeze-frame of a moment

On a journey

A picture of someone in movement

A chapter at the climax of a story

Forever captured in memory

*

Monroe, Dean, Morrison

Winehouse, Phoenix, Ledger

Cobain, Lee, Holly

Always beautiful

Always full of promise

Always frozen in time.

*

To die young

Means

To be taken ripe

Like a flower in full bloom

Plucked at its peak

To be shared

And enjoyed

Before time ages it

And sucks it dry and brittle.

*

To die young

Means

To be mercifully freed

From a world of pain

Anger

Hate

And disappointment.

To be ushered into the undiscovered country

Of pure peace

To become one with the light

And know full enlightenment

To be one with the world

Nature

And the Universe

To transcend time and space

And be a being of true energy.

Honors saved for the elders

And the shaman

And wise crones

Given to one

Who died young.

*

To die young

Means

To be remembered by the many who remain

And to never grow old.

To die young is to be forever

Immortal

Pure

Beautiful

Untouched

Timeless

Boundless

and

Infinite.

 

-Michael, June 6, 1978-Septmember 20, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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