Eternity In England
Excelsior! I shall cry! Uttered at the last.
What for? The question, I’ll no doubt be asked.
For England! I’ll say, my heartfelt reply.
My England! The place I want to die!
For when I depart
this glorious isle,
I shall still my heart
and die with a smile.
For though I die and leave behind
loved ones in my wake,
memories of England will ever find
my spirit at another daybreak.
Because of all I’ve learned
about this country sublime,
I WILL be returned
time after time.
Excelsior! Of England, will be said.
Encore! To England again! Once this me is dead.
For I will live another role
in this wondrous, hallowed place:
Same joyous, English soul;
different happy face!