When Somebody Dies
When somebody dies, a cloud turns into
an angel, and flies up to tell God
to put another flower on a pillow.
A bird gives the message back to
the world, and sings a silent prayer
that makes the rain cry.
People disappear, but they never really go away.
The spirits up there put the sun to
bed, wake up grass, and spin the
Earth in dizzy circles.
Sometimes you can see them dancing
in a cloud during the day-time,
when they’re supposed to be sleeping.
They paint the rainbows
and also the sunsets and make
waves splash and tug at the tide.
They toss shooting stars and listen to wishes.
And when they sing wind-songs,
they whisper to us,
don’t miss me too much.
The view is nice
and I’m doing just fine.