Remember Me

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Today we have a guest post from Drake Jaatinen!

When I get old,
my story told,
who will remember me?

When my days are done,
my years of fun,
who will remember me?

Will I be remembered for metals of war?
My many foes lie slain in scores;
I’ve seen the faces that see no more.
Will they remember me?

When my final breath I take,
and I remember for old times sake,
will they remember me?

Will I be remembered by family and friends;
Will I be remembered for starting new trends;
Will I be remembered for loyalty to the end;
Will they remember me?

When my services they no longer need;
when I am rewarded for all of my deeds;
from their jurisdiction I now am freed.
Who will remember me?

Will I be remembered for doing my job?
Or am I remembered for being a slob?
Or will I be a part of the mobs?
How will they remember me?

Will I be remembered by poppy on chest,
or will I lie forgotten along with the rest?
Will my name be forever blessed?
How will they remember me?

Will my name be forever cursed,
as I lie in the back of a hearse.
Will I be remembered for the worst,
as they remember me.

I must always do my best,
because when I am laid to rest
and in black all are dressed–

Someone will remember me.


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Drake Jaatinen is an 18-year-old, budding writer. He loves any kind of music and hopes to write it someday. He has written a few poems and is working on two books with others and one by himself. He wants to work on his public speaking skills and is attending Bible school in Edmonton with hopes to minister. You can check out his writing at Ocean Ties.


4 Replies to “Remember Me”

  1. This was so good, Drake! I did a blog post recently called “How Will You Be Remembered?” Great kinda think alike! Haha.

    And speaking of being remembered, it makes me think if our old joke. Haha. You are so right in saying someone will remember you, but not just in death. I believe that every moment we live is because God has a purpose for our lives and our work here is not done. I think people will remember us in life AND in death! 🙂

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