So here I am in bed,

dying slowly but surely of death.


Don’t be too sad,

it’s just my time to go.


I’ve been saying my goodbyes,

awaiting patiently my fate.


Carrying out an audit,

of all I achieved.


A second place one sports day,

in the egg and spoon race.


The time I posted a selfie,

that achieved a dozen likes.


That speech at my daughters wedding,

took me ages to write.


It’s true I’ve been nothing special,

haven’t lived an extraordinary life.


But I hope that I’ll be remembered,

for my kindness, humour and love.


For these are the values that matter,

ones to measure upon my deathbed.


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