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Last Minute

The last minute
The one we wait for our entire lives
That appointment with destiny
We all deny exists
But it's always there 
Gnawing at the back of your brain
Each passing moment 
You are a little closer to the end
Or is it just the end of the beginning?
And when you get there how will you go
Gracefully, violently, suffering, or with no regrets?
Will an angel whisper in your ear
Or will Satan be smiling sardonically?
Ah, these are the questions that no soul can answer
For the things you do in this life
May mean nothing in the next
Or they may mean everything
Search for the truth and if you find it
Let me know
Because I know a guy who is in the market
If you know what I mean…

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  1. Date: 8/12/2013 9:27:00 AM

    I look forward to joining my creator...very creative and well done poem..congratulations on your win..

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 9/1/2013 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Donna. I hope your creator is everything you hoped for. ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 12:21:00 AM

    My hearty congratulations on your win my dear friend Stephen. Thank you so much as well for sharing your excellent write. Have a grace-filled wkend! Love lots and big hugs, Leonora

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/11/2013 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Leonora thanks so much for your kind words and taking the time to read my work. Hope your you have wonderful weekend as well. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:26:00 PM

    Stephen, love the win.....SKAT

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/9/2013 7:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks SKAT. Where ya at? :) Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 9:14:00 PM

    Stephen, CONGRATULATIONS!!! With your awesome good poem' in Nathan's contest... xox Linda

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/8/2013 9:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PDA, your everywhere and nowehere. thanks Kilmer :)
  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:14:00 PM

    it is a cool poem. congrats NATE

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/8/2013 9:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Nathan. Nice Avatar!
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 11:19:00 PM

    Hi kilmer I love your thoughts & I think these questions constantly plague our minds because we are unconsciously bombarded with subliminal messages on a daily basis from the time we are born,,, only the very highly aware can chanel these thought patterns and we constantly are on a mission to find the truth. We are lied to so much that we do not know what the truth is!! We are a very distracted society. Its meant to be that way:( love your poems ty4sharing..xo cherie

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/8/2013 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks cherie. Someone at work said "why is everything last minute around here"? And it set my juices flowing. Of course it ended up completely different that what he meant. Anyway your are right we subliminal messages all day. None of us are getting any younger. Kilmer
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 7:02:00 PM

    Wonderful expression of our search for the meaning of our destiny. You are obviously very reflective. Really enjoyed this one :)

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 8/8/2013 8:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes I am like a demon rearview mirror! :) thanks Kilmer
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 3:40:00 PM

    deep soul searching questions are illustrated in your poems.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 7/26/2013 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Christine - thank you for taking the time to read my work. I am looking for "the" answer. Part of me hopes I never find it and part of knows I need to come to peace with my soul. Kilmer