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Celebrate Me Now

Poem by Constance van Niekerk © 2020

Celebrate me now
Your tears I won’t see when I’m gone
Your wails I won’t hear when I’m no more
When I’ve gone before you
On a celestial trip with no companion
No guide, but never getting lost
Not ever returning
Only my cold, lifeless limbs remaining
Celebrate me now
Those ‘I love you’s, don’t keep them for later
Those ‘I miss you’s, words so sweet,
How can you not utter them now
By and by
Time will be no more
Breath will refuse to go out
My home so far will I enter
Celebrate me now

Don’t flood my Facebook Timeline
With sentimental messages and eulogies
When I’m gone, my phone I can’t hold
Your dedications on the radio I won’t hear
The grave side chatter
Of how much you loved me
Will just be words that dance with the wind
Celebrate me now
For tomorrow is not guaranteed

Connie V (01-03-2020 18:04).

About Constance van Niekerk

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.


10 thoughts on “Celebrate Me Now

  1. Lookin’ happy and sunny! We haven’t seen the sun for, like, 6 months and it is bloody cold!

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    Posted by Stroke Survivor UK | Mar 2, 2020, 22:24
    • Awwwwwww…. Come to Africa! That pic was taken shortly after Christmas last year. Today has been raining since morning with no electricity most of the day kkkk… it’s raining even now… it’s just normal rain. Sending lots of sunshine my dear☀️☀️☀️

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      Posted by Connie V | Mar 2, 2020, 22:30
  2. Ah yes, I must have misread, for some reason I remembered Zim from when I first followed you, but now I see you are SA. I hope you have a lovely trip there, will you fly? I have no idea of the distances but I would guess a lot more than a European would be used to!

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    Posted by Stroke Survivor UK | Mar 2, 2020, 23:12
  3. I celebrate you Ma’am!

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    Posted by Maureen Nyasha Hove | Jun 21, 2020, 11:11

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