Before I Die

New Believer Salvation(1)Before I Die


Before I die

I will write a song

so you can hear how love should sing.

Take a selfie in clown face

to remind you laughter heals everything.

Give you all of the possessions I ever lost

because appreciation is the key.

On my final day

in hopes that you remember me forever

I will plant a tree.



This poem was inspired by a Martin Luther quote. Although not found in his collected works, variations of this quote are attributed to him.

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”       – Martin Luther

Photo taken from Google Images.



300 thoughts on “Before I Die

  1. Be still my heart, this is lovely ❤ It's amazing when a quote resonates and inspires us to write about it. You also chose a very beautiful image to go with your poem. Nicely done, I love it 🙂

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      1. I think that’s why legacy matters 🙂 I started writing blog thinking that only, like even if I never publish anything,at least somewhat of me would be left in my blogs 🙂 in my words 🙂 and people would remember that even if they forget me 🙂

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  2. Beautiful sentiment. It made me think of how my guy and I plant bulbs every late fall, in hopes of a spring arriving five months later full of daffodils and tulips. Planting bulbs, planting a tree, means we believe in hope, love, memories.

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  3. This is how I feel everyday. You spoke to everyone who feels in this moment of anything can happen tomorrow. What our loved one’s will remember about us – is our laughter and joy we impacted their lives. I love this one…it spoke to me and I feel that everyday I make my days count.

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  4. Beautiful but heartwrenching. My father planted a tree 25 years ago when my mother died. He died four years later, of a broken heart I think. My sister and I planted a tree for him, next to my mother’s. They are tall yellowwoods on my sister’s farm now.

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    1. Kim, thank you for sharing this amazing story. Isn’t it an incredible gesture. So selfless. So loving and heartbreaking at the same time.
      Thank you for visiting, reading this poem, and for your great comments. May your parents forever rest i peace together. Have a wonderful day.

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