What to do if just 24 hours left,
Not to leave loved ones forlorn and bereft,
I don’t want to die with things unsaid,
Lying on, and leaving from, my death bed.
Gratitude to express,
Love to profess,
No, there’s no emergency,
But I have a sense of urgency.
I must express that gratitude –
authentic, not a platitude,
I must do it today, not tomorrow,
For in the future, there could be sorrow.
Say it all today, say it now,
Express love, don’t row,
Live with that peace of mind,
Think like this and you will find,
That the only way to live is with love and gratitude,
In essence, that is the best attitude.