Final Moments

In the last sigh
No sonic boom

Echoes of Ghosts,
lessons unlearned the hard way

Lives shed over and over
Peeling off the old for raw change

Regret? Not really, or perhaps a cooling ember
Buried deep no longer a burning inferno

Final wish?
I would ask for knowledge’s Kiss, no more

Words? Life is full of recycled syllables
Let me see your face again

In the last sigh

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Imaginary Garden With Real Toads


For my final poem for NaPoWriMo, I joined with imaginary garden with real toads:

A few minutes from now, you will lose all means of communication with humanity.  You will not die, but will no longer be able to interact with the world.  Whats the last thing you say?

24 thoughts on “Final Moments

  1. Knowledge’s kiss… I love that, the perfect wish!

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  2. Your face, your face. Sigh!

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  3. “Life is full of recycled syllables” That seems to be the case. Thanks for all the poetry you brought to April.

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  4. I love your ending~ Touching sentiment cannot always be expressed in words, but in gestures.
    Tender and true!

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  5. Agree. This is lovely, heartfelt, vivid. Thanks much. k.

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  6. Knowledge is quite the kisser if we tease it with intent. And words are such show offs.

    This was great!

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    1. Thank you 🙂 I’ve been in a wild pursuit of the presence of knowledge and wisdom since I was 12 years old. It will be a lifelong journey but I’m ready to see where it all takes me

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  7. Isadora Gruye May 1, 2015 — 12:05 am

    there is something very beautiful in the way you chose to make your last words an utterance of a wish. that truly is what ties us together as people, we all hope and dream (some more loudly than others). Well done and thanks for posting! Viva la

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  8. This was so moving… its beautiful..!
    Congratulations on making it through April 😀
    Lots of love
    xoxo

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  9. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) April 30, 2015 — 8:59 pm

    Beautiful! For most of my life my great dream was that, if only in my last moment, I would gain knowledge (and understanding) of it ALL. But I came to the conclusion that is neither possible nor important after all. Your ending here is perfect!

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  10. I love your opening sigh and closing recycled syllables…great work altogether!

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  11. Wow…really powerful piece to finish the month on. Fabulous XXX

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  12. What a beautiful sigh. I just want to wrap myself up in your words.

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂 You made my day

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      1. what a great one to end the month! softer than lamb’s ear

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  13. A kiss of knowledge and a sad goodbye! This was truly lovely and said a lot to me. Thank you for your words!

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  14. Your closing lines are especially wonderful. Beautifully done.

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  15. Life is full of recycled syllables, indeed–the sincerity here is warm and real, the sense of yearning light, delicate, but the secret to the whole flavor. Or so I read. No better message to send at the end of the world, as far as I’m concerned.

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  16. What a moving ending:

    … no more

    Words? Life is full of recycled syllables
    Let me see your face again

    In the last sigh

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  17. Lovely ~ and haunting.

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  18. Recycled syllables.. how true is that?

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  19. Ah, lovely last three lines.

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