My Last Song (draft 1)

My Last Song

So you know how great I can be
because you let me sing, and
I really did thrill you,
when I mimicked who you liked

I could be always
in your dreams
if you would let me sing

maybe sometimes
I’d be off-key, or
as they say now
pitchy, but

beyond the slang
I have always
loved you in a song

Oh could you support me
one last time when

I put my voice in public
and ask for praise or

I know there are thousands
who apply, but yet
I feel like I might still be alive

Oh when I die on the last stage
can you please
sing for me off-key, because
I have never understood harmony

— Douglas Gilbert