To Be About Me

To Be About Me

so many friends, family, true kin
calling, texting, emailing, coming in
paying their tribute
sharing their piece
loving a being
wanting to release
that knot of pain
that yearning to say
your time’s not up
day after day

and what was the reply
of this beautiful being
feeling the emotional impact
of what others were feeling?

with tears in his eyes
overwhelmed by the love
he simply said
“i never wanted it to be about me”

and this is how he has lived
caring first about others
and so loved
loved for who he is
a loving being
being love

gagi      02/21/19