I do not know
if you smiled when you were dying
or cursed your friends
for the little attention we paid you of late
or how you spent your last full hour alive.
I do know that I was saddened when I heard the news.
because you gave yourself to me once
without invention or restraint,
for that I still remember you
and love you.
By Rod McKuen
How do these words of Rod McKuen echo in YOU today?
How do these words speak to YOU and to the people who once were a part of your life?