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If You Had but One Last Poem to Pen

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If You Had but One Last Poem to Pen

If you knew that you’d be leaving soon
And had but one last poem to write;
What might you pen as you begin 
To say your final, farewell good night?

Would it be addressed to those who’ve blessed 
Your world with all good things?
To someone close you love the most
Or perhaps, a song of spring?

Of changing winds that swirl and spin
From cradle to the grave;
If you had but one last poem to pen
What would you want to say?

Would thankfulness surround you
For every breath you’ve ever breathed?
Or will you write before losing sight 
Of past regrets and shattered dreams?

Will your pages be filled with all the thrills
Of memories made with laughter?
Or will sadness remain despite all the gains
Of riches you’ve chased after?

And I wonder will the darkness fill
Our minds with somber sojourns;
Or will instead we find we’re led
To God’s gigantic, love-filled ocean?
If we have but one last poem to write
Before leaving Earth’s atmosphere;
What will we say that just might stay
In the hearts of those still here? 

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  1. Date: 4/29/2013 8:00:00 AM
    Hey, bruv, I came back to this one now and discovered you'd walked away with a prize. Good going, Terry. Your poem rocks, for sure. Congratulations and well done. :)

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 7:40:00 PM
    Congrats Terrell on a great win..Donna

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 8:51:00 PM
    Hi Terrell, Congratulations in Michale's "How Poetry has become You" contest. This was fascinating. Take care and enjoy the up coming Easter Holiday. ~Always*LINDA

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 1:23:00 AM
    I would say on that final day... These are the last words to be sent... I like you,would probably just say toot a loo... For my last penny I've just spent... Ha,ha...A very fine write! :o)

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 3:39:00 AM
    Awww, nice one, Terry. You have the knack to get your reader self-delving. I would probably go for funny - and fail miserably because of my fear of the unknown beyond. Nice work, Terry. You've got the gift :)

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 3:00:00 PM
    i love the theme of this poem and think you've done a great job with it!