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His Last Dying Wish

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His Last Dying Wish

For forty long years he came here to fish
On this third of September his last dying wish

To be remembered for being a good father and man
Reflecting as he pulls the bait from his can

He sets down his pole and draws from his pipe
Tears blend with the pond , Mother Nature will wipe

For there’s no greater medicine than this magical spot
Tranquil and whole where his first love begot

Blending hues of his children and his recently deceased wife
The pond’s rippling motion mimics his well lived life

Behold this watercolor painting of a God-centered man
A masterful moment as his hour glass runs out of sand


Written 12-4-12 
For Seren Robert’s Contest “Fisherman” based on the painting in Mandy’s blog

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  1. Date: 11/27/2013 1:34:00 AM

    RIX, Thank you for spreading and sharing your kindness. I am very grateful and thankful to all who have been supportive of me one way or another. Your heartfelt words are the main attraction of who you are… Thanks for your inspiring visit. ----- Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 12:32:00 AM

    very nicely done Gwen ;}

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 4:38:00 PM

    Gwen; This is so beautiful. I enjoyed it very much. I could say - A master piece. Thanks for sharing and I'm sure it will be a winner. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 11:14:00 AM

    I remember how much I liked this from before. Congrats on the winners list. It's kind of slow here today so I'm gonna get going on my church duty now. Gwen, please see my soupmail right away. Very important.

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 10:16:00 AM

    Great way to go with the contest..Enjoyed reading your work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 12:14:00 PM

    I am not able to receive a picture, this poem did not require one. Your words painted one special in my mind. Beautiful... YarnSpinner

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 1:59:00 AM

    Congratulations on your winning spot Gwen love keep em coming xx

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 10:32:00 PM

    Congratulation on your 4th place in my contest...Seren

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 6:11:00 AM

    Ow gee..this beauty gave me goosebumps dear.Well done .

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 9:25:00 PM

    wowowow, you did an amazing job for this contest. I LOVE how you did the theme. Gwen, did you notice here at Soup to your left, it says "Poems - Best poems" If you go there, you can see Soup's list of best poems in EACH poetry form. You can find a lot of clerihews there. Some we have not seen yet! Sadly, they did not put any of mine over there. boo hoo. But the one you did of ME is there!!! check it out.

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 11:01:00 AM

    Oh Gwen,I remember the painting in Mandy`s blog.A great couplet you`ve written for the contest dear Gwen! An awesome masterpiece with such realistic ending too..Arild

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 10:33:00 AM

    Wow Gwen, the emotion is stirred here, this is a wonderful heartfelt poem, truly a wonder is this...

  1. Date: 12/5/2012 2:43:00 AM

    oh just stunning....great image without seeing the painting...David

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 9:49:00 PM

    awesome Gwendy...this is awesome..congratulation for the contest !!!!enjoy reading your great work <3<3<3 SK

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 8:33:00 PM

    So beautiful and I missed your poetry lately, have you been away? So good to read your verse, hope all is well, Rose xxxx

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 7:57:00 PM

    This is beautiful, a masterfully crafted write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this delightful and tremendous poem this evening! What a powerful piece, and so well done based on that painting! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 7:36:00 PM

    Didn't see the painting, but this poem is beautiful!

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 7:33:00 PM

    This poem is so touching luv. This is magnificent. I see winner here. Have a beautiful day. Love always, Gail