My Last Song -- Ramon Gandia
When my body is put to rest, by bones will turn to dust.
By then, nobody that knew me will stil be alive; and I will be
forgotten like the leaf that floats down the river.
And after ten thousand years, there will not be a trace; and
the cycle of nature will be complete.
But my spirit will go through the five gates, and descend into
the twelve stations of night for my atonements of those I have
hurt and wronged.
My spirit will thus emerge into the sunshine, and cross the
river to that far shore on the other side.
I will come to that great hall, where gods gather to witness
It is my hope that my two dogs, Sydney and Skipper, and my
beloved daughter-in-law, Kandie, will be there to speak
up for me.
Thus will I go forth into the summerlands, and there up in the
mountains where there is a dusting of snow, I will run again with
them, and be free.