On the Day I Died

On the Day I Died,
“Mr. Brightside” played on the radio.
The lyrics rang through my head
As I took my last breath.

How ironic is that-
The Killers played
To the sputtering beats of my heart.

On the day I died,
It rained for hours.
Not a drizzle,
But not a downpour either.

Somewhere in the middle-
Just enough rain water
To wash the blood stains from the street.

On the day I died,
I kissed my mother goodbye,
But I forgot to say I love you.
My last farewell left unfinished.

I hope she knows
That I love her,
And my father too.

On the day I died,
People hustled to work,
Children passed notes in class,
Birds sang their morning hymn,

And cars drove past a little too fast,
Completely unaware
Of the life that was just lost.

By: Juliana Chalifour

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