When I’m Gone

by Jan 13, 2014Poems

When all is conquered said and done
When all the races have been run
I’m hoping for a place that I call home
I hope I meet my saviour there
I hope that he will judge me fair
When I’m gone
…When I’m gone
    … When I’m gone

I hope no ghostly figures loom
To come and take me from my room
My feet are ready and my shoes are worn
I’ll pick up my case and follow you
Even if it’s just us two
When I’m gone
…When I’m gone
    … When I’m gone

When fiction’s peeled away from fact
And when my names drawn from the hat
I’ll take the journey to being born
I know that I’ll be satisfied
If my saviour’s by my side
When I’m gone
…When I’m gone
    … When I’m gone

I’ll wait for you with baited breath
In all the half spent cheated death
I’ll make for you a gown that you’ll adorn
I’m hoping that you’ll call my name
And release my from all blame
When I’m gone
…When I’m gone
    … When I’m gone

Don’t wait for me if I am late
I’m meeting someone at the gate
There’s nothing that is here that’s left undone
I’m being dragged in from the cold
To where the meek walk with the bold
When I’m gone
…When I’m gone
    … When I’m gone

I’ll dress you with a diamond ring
I’ll gather angels round to sing
They’ll spend a year respecting all you’ve done
But in the meantime if you can
Try to remember I’m just a man
When I’m gone
…When I’m gone
    … When I’m gone