I would rather have one pleasant word
In kindness said to me,
Than flattery when the heart is still
And life has ceased to be.
I would rather have a loving smile
From friends I know are true,
Than tears shed round my casket
When this world I’ve bid adieu.
Bring me all your flowers today,
Yellow, or white, or red.
I’d rather have one blossom now
Than a truckload when I’m dead!
~ Author Unknown
Originally published on DrKelley.info, December 11, 2001. (Ed. 11.21.10)
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