Last Words

As I write my last words today-
April’s fragrant zephyr kisses my face
This beautiful unique day will not be
Wasted on morbid news of this disease

But rather I’ll dream-
Of simple things like a sultry caressing breeze
And birds singing their love songs from on high in trees
Because spring is for mating and a time of nesting

I’ll watch the calm honeybees-
Floating from blossom to blossom
Gathering golden pollen and resting
Nestled in sweet scented petals

And I’ll cherish-
The way your eyes meet mine at dinnertime
Your warm callused hand clasping mine
Our prayers of grace and hope we murmur everyday

So my last words uttered will be-
This precious life of simple pleasures
None that gold or silver can buy
Are priceless memories to me

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

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35 Comments on “Last Words

  1. This is absolutely stunning, Linda!! 💝 No doubt the simple pleasures in life are worth cherishing! Congratulations on an amazing month of poetry! We did it! 😀 🌈👏

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  2. Wonderful, I couldn’t buy a farewell card this nice. I should buy some though, I am six months younger than Willie. 🙂
    ..

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  3. This is tenderly defiant poem, Linda, it counteracts the horror of the virus with pure loveliness! From April’s fragrant zephyr to the bees nestled in sweet scented petals, all the simple pleasures are indeed priceless.

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  4. This is a classic, exquisitely profoundly-worded poem. A hearty bravo and a standing ovation!

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  5. Yes, the joy of simple pleasures…They often leave the deepest impact on our lives.

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  6. A beautiful, hopeful and comforting poem. Thanks for the grace of this moment in time you have recorded for us.

    Like

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