My Epitaph (15 YRS From Now)
To: My Children, My Grandchildren, ETC.
“To Let You Know For Sure”
Children, I said I would write,
To let you know for sure,
Once I reached the site,
Beyond these graves we fear.
They said I would need to make this short,
Just wanted you to know
Forget your fears about dying,
It is on & on we go.
You remember Bo & Jack & Rock,
Frank, Fred & Jim is here too.
Can’t tell you what is going on,
We have a real good crew.
Don’t try to hurry things along,
God will bring you when you are done.
Just do the best you can down there,
Enjoy each rising sun.
They have some numbers on the wall,
I see that some friends are due.
I will guarantee them when they come,
Their trouble will be few.
Children, You must know by now,
With all that is written here.
When it comes to dying,
There is nothing that you need fear.
From: Dad…Grandpa…etc…F.M. “Mick” Mabin
(This poem was first written in 1988 (pg 41) in my Book of Cowboy Poetry, F.M.Mabin