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Before Death Takes Me

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Before Death Takes Me

I long to live by the sea...
A house among the shoreline, quiet and at peace
The sight of the ocean through the window from my bed
Brisk winds and a vivid sunset, a days worth to never forget...


I desire to see the City of Rome...
The inspiration that brought my novel to a close
The Duomo and the town they call Florence, Italy
There is no other place in the world I'd rather be...

Oh yeah,

A trip to see Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park...
Boston, I'm told has many historical landmarks
You recieve a map that shows where they stand
A brick trail to follow, the day couldn't be better planned...


To one day have a star named after me...
Where I can point to the sky and say, "That ones named Michelle, that one there, do you see?"
A thing so simple but something that will forever exist
Another starry night where I will be remembered, never missed...

But then, 

A single wish that may push those things to second best...
A marriage to a wonderful man..Who? Go ahead, take a guess
The cherished moment that leads to a lovely life
Just to remain so happy and be a faithful wife...

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  1. Date: 3/20/2009 10:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on this lovely poetry being featured this week..Beautifully written from your heart..I hope all your dreams come true.GB, Tyesha

  1. Date: 3/19/2009 1:30:00 PM
    Congratulations Michelle on "Before Death Takes Me" being featured. I have 2 sons who are Yankee fans. Where did I go wrong? Just joking. Wonderful write. Vince

  1. Date: 3/16/2009 5:50:00 PM
    A beautiful and heartfelt write. congratulations on being featured this week. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 3/16/2009 5:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/16/2009 9:53:00 AM
    Wonderful poem! Beautiful sentiments, excellently penned! Congratulations on being featured! ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 3/15/2009 1:49:00 PM
    What an uplifting poem. Looks like you are at a wonderful space in your life. Congratulations on being featured this week. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 3/15/2009 12:31:00 PM
    I was with you all the way to the last stanza ... LOL ... been there and ended up a widow sooooooooooooo ... anyway thats my story and not your wonderful writing!!! ... smile ... Thanks to the PoetrySoup staff for selecting this wonderful piece to be a feature this week. Congratulations to you Michelle!!

  1. Date: 11/29/2008 5:29:00 PM
    Michelle I reckon those are all worth while endeavors - I truly enjoyed the journey - God Bless, MJ