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Last Breath

The gentle wind warms my old wrinkled skin
As I slowly sink in the sea's soft sand
The gliding flight of seabirds seen again
Beyond gray contours where sea touches land 
Their soft silhouettes claim this final place
As I silently stare into the view
And find quiet edges my eyes embrace
Knowing all of us are just passing through
This moment of peace turns, as thoughts now come
To many souls who've stood here before me
And saw the same sky, heard the tides same drum
Wondered of their place in life's decree

As beautiful colors float in my mind
I'll hope the next old soul reflects in kind

written by Frederic Parker

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 8/15/2016 8:25:00 AM
I can feel the vignette you create so well. Love your images and the spirit behind them. It's certainly a keeper. Glad to have discovered your poems
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Date: 4/25/2014 2:15:00 AM
simply beautiful a well deserved winner. Hugs Jan x
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Date: 4/24/2014 8:40:00 PM
Frederic fan I am.. Your works have a soulful pull that always leaves me musing.. Congrats on a well deserved win!
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Date: 4/24/2014 12:14:00 PM
Congratulations on this deserving write. RAY
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Date: 4/24/2014 8:06:00 AM
Very apt perspective. Congratulations on the win, Frederic
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Frederic Parker
Date: 4/24/2014 8:15:00 AM
thank you Dr Ram for reading and for your kind response
Date: 4/24/2014 7:23:00 AM
A haunting piece, congratulations!
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Frederic Parker
Date: 4/24/2014 8:16:00 AM
thank you Richard for reading and for your kind response
Date: 4/24/2014 5:49:00 AM
Beautiful Frederic... Congratulation on your well deserve first place win in this contest... Verlena
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Date: 4/24/2014 8:17:00 AM
Thank you Verlena for reading and for your kind response
Date: 4/24/2014 1:21:00 AM
Fabulous poetry,, liked the last two concluding ones the most ,,,congrats Frederic a great win indeed !
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Frederic Parker
Date: 4/24/2014 8:18:00 AM
Thank you Dr Upma for reading and for your kind response
Date: 4/23/2014 11:39:00 PM
Hi Frederic, this is an awesome win... Linda
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Frederic Parker
Date: 4/24/2014 8:19:00 AM
thank you Linda my poetic friend for reading and for your kind response
Date: 4/23/2014 11:17:00 PM
Congrats on the win my friend
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Frederic Parker
Date: 4/24/2014 8:21:00 AM
Thank you Tim for reading and for your kind response
Date: 4/23/2014 9:55:00 PM
I really enjoyed the vivid imagery in your poem. I felt like I was viewing a painting as I was reading. Great depth in this soulful write, Frederic! Congrats on your first place win in my contest!
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Frederic Parker
Date: 4/24/2014 8:25:00 AM
thank you Kelly for allowing me to enter your contest ,there were many good poems entered, mine was just one of many