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Softly Leaving

July 6, 2010


Softly Leaving


I’ll be happy remembering the good old days
Where moments with childhood friends once reigned
While some still here, some already gone to their final destiny
It is with great affection to see old pictures kept atop the attic

Maybe a stroll on seashore to get a deep gulp of air
Or a thin fog to finely spray on my eyelashes
To write my name in the sand and let the waves take it
Try stone skipping and see how many bounces it make across the surface

I’ll go to our parish church and take my last communion
And ask forgiveness for all sins I have committed 
Pray to God that my last day will be acceptable to my loved ones
That they will not cry but give them courage to live without me

For the rest of my moment, I’ll embrace my son and wife
Until my last breath fades away


4th place winner
IF I HAD JUST ONE DAY LEFT TO LIVE CONTEST
7/31/2020 Sponsored by: Audrey Carey

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  1. Date: 8/31/2010 8:54:00 AM
    I missed this one. Congratulations on your win Noel. Thank you for your kind comments on my writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/16/2010 10:50:00 AM
    Many congratulations Noel on your win in Audrey's fine contest >> James

  1. Date: 8/16/2010 2:38:00 AM
    Congratulations, Noel!:)

  1. Date: 8/15/2010 8:12:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, Noel

  1. Date: 8/15/2010 7:11:00 PM
    Congrats Noel on your winning poem in Audrey's contest just finalized tonight.. an exceptional write my friend.. enjoy another sweet victory .. with luv..

  1. Date: 8/15/2010 11:49:00 AM
    Thanks for submitting your wonderful poem for my first sponsored contest. And congratulations on your 4th Place win, Noel! Peace, love, Audrey

  1. Date: 7/18/2010 5:36:00 AM
    Great write about your wish for the final day.. Good luck in the contest if this in an entry..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..Sara.

  1. Date: 7/6/2010 4:01:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing your poetry with us here at PoetrySoup Noel. I hope you plan on being here and writing for years to come. It was a pleasure to read your poetry today. Wishing you the best always. Love, Carol