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My Last Hour

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I would pray and ask God to forgive me for all my shortcomings.
I would thank Him for the many blessings He has sent my way. 
I would ask Him that He be with all my loved ones, guide them, 
and give them the faith they will need to carry on. I would tell Him,
I understood, that, “His Will Must Be Done”.

I would gather my children and let them know how much I love them.
I would ask them to keep and pass on the values, I have taught them. 
That I understand they will be unhappy, not too grieve to long, that death 
is part of life, we are not promised any tomorrows.

I would sit with my husband and let him know how much he means to me,
how much I love him. I would thank him, with all my heart, for the last 22 years.
Let him know how happy he has made me. I would ask him not to grieve for me,
in due time, find someone else. I do not want him to be alone.

I would go sit on my porch swing with my husband, family and smell the fresh air.
Until death, I would be with Him because "I am Going Home".

Juanita Warden
Copyright © 2011 
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Robb A. Kopp
Contest, "My Last Hour"

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  1. Date: 3/13/2012 3:10:00 PM
    wonderful thanx for sharing . I enjoyed it.

  1. Date: 10/27/2011 2:02:00 PM
    So very inspiring Juanita.We should actually live each day as if it were our last. Love one another. Thank you for your kind comments.

  1. Date: 10/3/2011 3:34:00 AM
    Hey there, I must say I have enjoyed reading this poem and it's been a while.

  1. Date: 9/6/2011 11:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Juanita. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2011 11:40:00 AM
    CONGRATS JUANITA ON YOUR FEATURED POEM THIS WEEK ON PS.. WONDERFUL WRITE TO SHARE WITH LUV..

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 2:07:00 PM
    Many congratulations on all your wins, Juanita : )

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 9:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Robb's contest Juanita. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 8:55:00 AM
    such lovely sentiments! congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 8/15/2011 1:28:00 AM
    Very, very good job Juanita. It is what I would like to do too if I knew. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/14/2011 11:15:00 PM
    Congrats Juanita on a special write and win in last hour contest luv..

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 6:38:00 PM
    okay Juanita ...this one of yours did me in. great poem of Love, faith, gratitude and selfless ness. I espect to see this at the top . it is for me.

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 3:29:00 PM
    tears welling up....lovely....good luck in the contest

    Warden Avatar Juanita Warden
    Date: 7/19/2011 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much.
  1. Date: 7/19/2011 9:09:00 AM
    Wonderful take on the contest theme...enjoyed.

  1. Date: 7/19/2011 7:59:00 AM
    So much emotion flowing in the poetry I am reading today of the seasoned poets and the new poets. I am happy I was able to read your poetry today Juanita. Have a wonderful day and I will be back soon to read more of your writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/18/2011 11:29:00 PM
    oh, the peace hat permeates here is astounding, juanita.. i am enthralled! all the best winning wishes..:) huggs, nette

    Warden Avatar Juanita Warden
    Date: 7/18/2011 11:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nette, thank you so much for your input...hugs
  1. Date: 7/18/2011 6:41:00 PM
    Unique take on the theme of the contest, Juanita

    Warden Avatar Juanita Warden
    Date: 7/18/2011 11:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dr, Ram..I just sit down and wrote what was in my heart..I hope it is right. Thank you.
  1. Date: 7/18/2011 6:23:00 PM
    powerful and poignant lines Juanita.. a true testament as to your values in life .. good luck in the contest luv..

    Warden Avatar Juanita Warden
    Date: 7/18/2011 11:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, I so value everyone's input...