Don't Bury Me

Don't Bury Me

A Poem by Hayden Chambers

When my time is up, please don't bury me

I don't want to be hidden underground

Although I am no longer of my body

I would like to always see the sky

I want to be cremated

For my family to stand on a hillside

And throw what's left of me

Back to the land, to the breeze

Returned to stardust

From whence we all came

The atoms that were once me

Carried on the wind

In the end, nothing matters

Only that I can return Northwards

All of my experiences, achievements

Insignificant against the landscape

The songs I liked, how I spent my weekends

My dreams for a future that never came

Who I was reduced to memories

Impossible to sum up a life in a few lines

I would finally fly

Skimming over fields

Tangling with heather

On the moors I loved

Gliding above lochs

Meandering in glens

Climbing Munros

No longer bound to the earth

Rolling down hillsides

Skipping across streams

Dancing through forests

I would have eternal freedom

I wish to remain forever

In the land I have always loved

In the borders, where anything is possible

Finally at peace in this wild arcadia

© 2021 Hayden Chambers

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Added on May 19, 2021
Last Updated on May 19, 2021


Hayden Chambers
Hayden Chambers

Northumberland, United Kingdom

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