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A Last Poem


If I could write but just one last poem,

And to share it with you today.

I'd say that we should all try our best,

In each and every way.

No matter what our lives might hold,

The best and worst so given.

Let history show we gave our all,

just how much we've striven.


I'd say we have only one life to live,

There's no greater gift for us to hold.

The Lord God then saw so fit to do,

As over the heavens, he did unfold.

The time he gave us here on earth,

And no better chance have we.

To fulfil our roles and reach great goals,

In accomplishing our destiny.


I'd bid a fond adieu and bow my head,

Then say my prayer for everyone.

Encourage all to remember our children,

Their time in a warming sun.

Please to begin each day as if their last,

Honoring every blessing and each gift.

Regarding, to honor, all across the world,

Their kindred spirits all to give a lift.


© 2016 whonunuwho


whonunuwho (author) from United States on January 16, 2017:

Thank you bravewarrior and many blessings. whonu

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on January 16, 2017:

Beautiful, whonu. I hope you have many "last" poems to share with us for years to come.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on January 02, 2017:

Thank you my friend and blessings to all for the new year. whonu

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on January 02, 2017:

Beautiful poem, wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on January 01, 2017:

Thank you Jodah my friend and I hope to return after the fifth of January and take up where I leave off. Blessings. whonu

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 01, 2017:

I love the sentiments you expressed here, whonu. I certainly hope this will not be the last poem you write here.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on January 01, 2017:

Thanks Gypsy and many blessings in the new year. whonu

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 01, 2017:

Great photos and awesome poetry.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on January 01, 2017:

My thanks to friends Bill and Eric and may you and families have a blessed new year. whonu

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 01, 2017:

Just an awesome inspirational poem. I can always count on you to set me right for the day.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 01, 2017:

Wishing you a Happy and Blessed New Year!

whonunuwho (author) from United States on December 31, 2016:

Thank you my friend and blessings. whonu

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on December 31, 2016:

Very beautiful poem. Inspiring.

I would say, never end, keep it coming.

- hari

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