My friends, when and if I die
Be it from accidents or diseases, or self decided
I would request you to honour my decision
The same way you honour me now.
Do not grieve for me, or think that you could have done something.
You are important, but not that much
You are wise, but not to that extent
You can do things, but not all of them.
Don't be selfish, its my life.
Instead, pour out shots of tequila as potent as my zest for life
Generous quantities of red wine with the intense colour of my thoughts
Share many a story about me around a warm winter fire.
How, I made you laugh and cry
Made you angry and was your sedative
How I stood for truth and lied so easily-
Chew on them, along with some of my favourite food.
My friends, if I ever make a sudden journey,
Do not feel betrayed, do not fret
Even if it a surprise
For both me and you
Or something carefully planned by the scatterbrain me.
Feel happy for me, respect my choice
Live life the way I wanted to live
Making mistakes, happy, passionate
Enjoying long walks, good songs and dancing all night
Divide my books and junk ornaments
Collection of bags and curious dolls
Pick and choose; take everything between yourselves
Do drop in at my parent's home in blue moon nights.
Live your life such that
I can leave mine without guilty
Safe in the knowledge
Of you taking care of yourself and my loved ones.
A junior of mine committed suicide. It started me thinking on how I would want my friends to live and feel if I were to die - from freak accidents, diseases or a suicide. Not that I'm planning to step onto the train - I plan to live life fully and for a long time. So rest assured.
But if I were to die in an accident, then this is what I would expect my friends to do...