Now I lay me down to sleep
I hope to die before I wake
Cause, I already ate my cake
No pie in the sky
From which to partake
Ive had my fill. I feel no hunger
No desire to be much younger.
Been there, done that, and now I wish...
No longer to exit....
Yes, no longer to exist.
Dont feel bad. Its okay
No more to do, no reason to stay
Ive loved you all along the way
You loved me too
You fed me cake
I tasted your frosting sweet and true
Im not greedy, had my fill
Had my cake and ate it too
When death comes to make its call
As it will for us all
I can say life tasted good
I ate it all. Ive had my fill
Make a difference? Thought I could
I used to think perhaps I would....
I cant do busy. It makes me dizzy
And now Im boring even me.
Wiser folks than me
Left an awesome legacy
But no one ever lives forever
Even if they once were clever
Dementia knows no boundaries
Staying too long is just plain wrong
Bodies give out like well-worn shoes
Minds go to mush like left over stews
Loved ones are tasked with the care
Of empty shells with no one there
To linger too long would be a mistake
One I hope not to make
Conscience guides me
Dont get greedy
Best to leave before Im needy
Ive had a long run. Its been good
I want to go now. Its time... I should