I Would Rather Have....
I would rather have one little rose
From the garden of a friend
Than to have the choicest flower
When my stay on earth must end.
I would rather have one pleasant word
In kindness said to me
Than flattery when my 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 I bid this world adieu.
Bring me all your flowers today
Whether pink or white or red.
I'd rather have one blossom now
Than a truckload when I'm dead.