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If This is My Last Poem

If this is my last poem, a masterpiece it will not be, nor a poem of sorrow written deep into the night. No self-recriminations or guilt. That is not me. By nature I’m a sonneteer. My poetry is light. A song of happiness and gratitude I’ll write. As imperfect as I always was and still am to this day, I have a gentle spirit and am kind like many others close to me, who I am glad to say I did not have to look too hard to find - good friends who understand my heart and mind. Yes, good friends I’ve always had; they are my prize for my simply being on this earth, for little do I do to merit their affection. In my eyes, they are roses; from random seeds they grew! Some flourish yet today in my garden of friendship sweet and true. Then there are my sisters, who from my mother’s womb came to share a strange and wondrous childhood with me. I’m lucky, for this fate did not spell doom. Though woes would soon ensue from a blended family, we found great pleasure in a lifestyle of simplicity. Older now, with children, my sisters and I thrive. The memories we made together, like a song, linger, and I’m happy to be alive, knowing that my children too belong with me in spirit, for our bonds are strong. Yes, friends and family, and so much more: a husband who works hard and has been true, the children of my children and the pets that I adore! There are students who have touched my life; they’ve come and gone, but how I hope that in their hearts a piece of me lives on. If this is my last poem, I must conclude with things I got to do! I got to play, see movies, write my poems, eat good food, and read of places that I got to visit far away! Thank you, God, for everything, is all that's left to say. Written Aug. 28, 2015


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  1. Date: 8/29/2015 1:38:00 AM

    This is such a beautiful weave of words that it is hard to describe the feelings they invoke. You must have a strong kinship with family and friends that makes your sentiments so touchings. Good luck in the contest.
  1. Date: 8/29/2015 1:26:00 AM

    I would be proud to have that read at MY memorial service Andrea - what a touching poem - good luck in the contest I think its a tough contest to judge:-) hugs Jan xx 7
  1. Date: 8/28/2015 11:49:00 PM

    Now what an up lifting last poem write, Of course I couldn't allow this to be your last poem, I would have to shoot you if that was the case! :) Hugs