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Poem: Final Wish

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

Final wish is a poem about a woman on her death bed trying to communicate her thoughts. She wants him to know that all the money in the world cannot buy him love. That true love is more precious than gold.

"H.O.L.Y." by Florida Georgia Line

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Final Wish

Her heart aches,

as she struggles against her last breath

to make him understand,

what her lips can no longer speak.


In her mind's eye she pictures

a jar full of hard earned cash,

next to the emptiness he hides

in the layers of his heart

without a woman’s magic touch.


She looks sternly into his face

focusing on the images,

hoping he reads her mind

before her time is gone,

realizing true love is more precious than gold.

"Millionaire" by Chris Stapleton

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 03, 2020:

Jason,

Thank you for your kindness.

Have a wonderful day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 03, 2020:

Shauna,

Thank you for such a lovely description.

Have a great day.

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on November 03, 2020:

You write so passionately, beautiful. I enjoyed this poem very much. Great job Brenda.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on November 03, 2020:

Brenda, the beauty of poetry is it's open to interpretation. One reader may see it one way, while another sees it completely differently.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 03, 2020:

Shauna,

I am going to have to revisit this poem because evidently it comes across the wrong way.

It is not meant to be someone who is in a loveless marriage.

It is meant to be someone trying to tell another person what is truly important in life.

She hopes he will realize that love is more important than all the money in the world and start living his life the right way for him to find happiness.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on November 03, 2020:

How sad it would be to die knowing your partner never loved you. I wouldn't have stayed in a loveless marriage, but that's me.

I love your song choices. Both bands/artists are favorites of mine.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 03, 2020:

Chitrangada,

Thank you.

I always enjoy your comments.

It would make life alot easier if we could buy love or happiness with money...but alas...that cannot happen.

Have a great day! Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 03, 2020:

Lynne,

Thank you.

It would be a bad feeling not to be able to speak words outloud.

Thanks for your vote of confidence about my words.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 03, 2020:

Poembird,

Thank you so much!

Enjoy your day.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 03, 2020:

Money can't buy happiness or love. The sooner it is realized by people, the better. We all are here for a while, and the best we can do is to spread love and kindness.

Thank you for sharing another poem, with beautiful thoughts.

Lynne Samuel from Malaysia on November 02, 2020:

I can feel the frustration of wanting to say something but unable. Still, I think you managed to get her to convey her message to the loved one. Touching, I hope he gets the message.

Poembird on November 02, 2020:

Your words went deep in my heart.. amazing

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 02, 2020:

Peggy,

Thank you. That's me...a lady with few words.

Have a great day.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 02, 2020:

You captured this meaning so well in such a few words. Money can buy things, but not true happiness.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 02, 2020:

Manatita44,

You seem to understand the gift of happiness! It comes back two-fold.

Your heart is a good one my friend.

manatita44 from london on November 02, 2020:

Empty inside. A common one and you seem to understand that money can't fill this vacuum. Some of my greatest joy, in fact, came from the opposite --giving it away!! Funny that. Lovely poetry!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 02, 2020:

Kalpana,

Yep...in this day and age where one gets worked to death with constant overtime.

It's hard to put anything else first.

Have a great day.

Kalpana Iyer from India on November 02, 2020:

Lovely. So apt in this day and age when most of the time the only concern is money.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 02, 2020:

John,

I think we all wish we can do that one.

But sometimes people are stubborn headed.

Your writing certainly does leave an impact though.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 02, 2020:

Tajwer,

Thank you for your touching reply.

Another one is money is the root of all evil.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 02, 2020:

Ankita,

Thank you so much!

Have a wonderful day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 02, 2020:

Bill,

Thank you.

It is hard for some because they believe the almighty dollar is all they need.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 02, 2020:

Liz,

Thank you.

That's what they say...money cannot buy happiness.

Have a great day.

Liz Westwood from UK on November 02, 2020:

This well-worded poem packs a very meaningful punch. At the end of the day money can not bring happiness.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 02, 2020:

Very lovely, Brenda, a timeless message for us all to learn, and live by. Thank you!

Ankita B on November 02, 2020:

Heart touching poem. Beautifully written, Brenda.

Tajwer Shakir on November 02, 2020:

Such a heart touching poetry Brenda! So true Money can't buy true love! Alas! Many people realize love's worth when the beloved is no more to be cherished in life.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 02, 2020:

Yes, a sad poem. I like to think I can pass on some pearl of wisdom to my loved ones before I go. I hope he learned that lesson. Thanks Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 02, 2020:

Rosina,

Sorry for the sad poem.

It is actually supposed to be someone who hopes he will finds true love and realizes it's importance after she passes.

She wants to give him a bit of advice he has been overlooking for years.

Thinking it is all about the almighty dollar.

Rosina S Khan on November 02, 2020:

Yes, true love is more precious than gold. I hope she is able to make her man understand this before she passes. It is rather a sad poem, Brenda.

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