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Poem: One Last 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

One last wish is a poem about her wanting a genie to grant her wish. She wants to go back in time and embrace him. She wants to touch those real memories in her broken heart. She wants them to enjoy each pearl in life together until heaven calls them both home.

"Until Heaven Calls Us by Esther Akumla"

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One Last Wish

She wishes for a genie

to grant one last wish,

to let her go back in time

to a moment where they are safe

in one another’s embrace.


Leaving no doubts

the love she remembers is real,

trusting in the memories

of her broken heart.


Understanding no hurt

will come to pass,

letting them enjoy each moment

as though it were their last.


Sharing moments together

out of pure desire,

touching true love

as they reap the benefits of each pearl,

enduring life’s journey with one another

until the gates of heaven

calls them home.

"Matthew West - Heaven Is The Hope"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 18, 2021:

She has one last wish

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 15, 2021:

Nithya,

Thank you.

I'm praying for her too.

I am certain she will be fine.

Thank again & have a good day.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on January 15, 2021:

Your poem touched my heart and I pray that your mother finds great strength to get through these difficult times.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 15, 2021:

Ruby,

Thank you for the blessings for my mother.

I travel the good, the bad & the ugly road ...somedays you just want to hide under a rock or under the covers & never come out.

But then I would miss a moment of life.

Can't let that happen either.

It makes me smile to know you love my poetry.

See...this moment just got better.

Thank you!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 15, 2021:

Peggy,

Thank you for your kindness.

I know God will guide her through these dark days, but right now everything seems to remind her of her husband.

It will be fine in the days to come.

Take care.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 15, 2021:

Brenda, I think we've all wished for a genie in our life, but we live with the good bad and ugly. God bless your mother as she travels through this dark time in her life. I love your poetry!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 15, 2021:

So sorry that your mother is having a hard time with all of that necessary paperwork after your stepfather's untimely death. It is not a pleasant job. My condolences to her and your entire family.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 15, 2021:

Rosina

Thank you.

My mother's pain is darker on some days but I know she will be fine.

I doubt if we ever heal from a loss, we just keep moving.

The same when we lose a love in our lives.

Thank you for your wishes.

Take care.

Rosina S Khan on January 15, 2021:

Brenda, I am glad to know this poem isn't about you and Ron rather about your Mom and her husband. It is a very touching, sad poem. Hopefully, your Mom will do well in her husband's absence. I wish all the best for you and your family.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 15, 2021:

Amani,

Comment here.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 14, 2021:

Amani,

Thanks for the note.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 14, 2021:

John,

Thank you so much.

Guess I need to start writing something happier.

Take care.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 14, 2021:

Another beautiful, sad but touching poem, Brenda. I wish you well.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 14, 2021:

Shauna,

Thank you so much for your heartfelt words.

I can't imagine having to go through the process you dealt with...my heart goes out to you & your brother.

Most of this paperwork has not been too difficult, but they had thought they prepared paperwork for her to receive his pension.

So far...it seems like it doesn't exist.

Maybe it will turn up somewhere but OPERS claims they do not have a copy.

We are searching, but if we cannot find it she will be fine.

His death was so very unexpected. He was in nursinghome for Alzheimer's, but was fine.

Apparently he had fallen & they assumed he was fine.

They called & told us of the fall but said he seemed fine.

Later that afternoon he was found not breathing.

Quite a shock right before Christmas.

Again..thank you for your kindness.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 14, 2021:

Ms. Dora,

Thank you.

I am delighted you enjoyed this one.

I wish no one had to be familiar with this feeling.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 14, 2021:

Manatita44,

Thank you!

I appreciate your kind compliments.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 14, 2021:

Liz,

Thank you so much!

I appreciate your kind words.

Take care.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on January 14, 2021:

Brenda, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's husband. It's never easy losing a loved one. Having paperwork to deal with makes the burden even heavier. I had to go through that two years ago when my natural father died. He lived in Sacramento and I'm in Florida. He didn't leave a will, so I had to hire a mortician to retrieve his body from the hospice, cremate him and send me the ashes. (We did find something that stated he wanted to be cremated.) Further, I had to dig through paperwork that I had sent to me by someone who was close to Daddy, to find clues as to where a will might be, what assets he had, final wishes, etc. I ended up hiring a probate attorney and fiduciary who are in Sacramento. The paperwork was tremendous. I had his belongings sent to me and my brother chose which ones he wanted sent to him. It took nearly two years to settle the estate. We had vehicles and his home to sell, personal property had to be appraised, etc. Finally, this past August, the estate was settled and my brother and I got our inheritance. I find peace in having Daddy's ashes in a beautiful urn I ordered that commemorates his 25+ years in the Air Force (he was a fighter pilot) sitting on my entertainment center where I can see and talk to him every day.

My heart goes out to you. You have a long road ahead, but light will come and peace will be had.

Bless you, Brenda.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 14, 2021:

It's a familiar longing with which I'm sure many can identify. Good read!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 14, 2021:

Bill,

So glad you tuned in this afternoon...I am the lucky one.

If I find a genie I will send her your way...we could all use one last wish.

Thank you for your kind words.

Take care.

manatita44 from london on January 14, 2021:

Sweet! The glories of hope. Beautiful!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 14, 2021:

Shauna,

Thank you for your kind words about my talent for expressing emotions.

This one is passionate since it comes from the heart.

Ron & I are doing fine, but there are days that challenge our relationship.

But this poem is about my mother dealing with the loss of her husband.

We lost him on December 13 and the days should be getting easier, but as we deal with loads of paperwork it truly isn't.

Take care & have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 14, 2021:

Ann,

Thank you for your hugs.

We recently lost my step dad & my mother is having quite a hard time dealing with the loss.

Take care & have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 14, 2021:

Pamela,

Thank you & I am okay with you saying that.

I appreciate your kindness and I understand that feeling of hate.

Thank you so much.

Take care.

Liz Westwood from UK on January 14, 2021:

This is a moving and impactful poem. You capture the feeling well through your writing.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 14, 2021:

I'm glad I made it in time to comment. Normally I don't check the feed in the afternoon, so I got lucky today.

One last wish....I would like one too, if anyone is handing them out. Loved the passion in this one, Brenda. A job well-done!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on January 14, 2021:

Brenda, I hope this poem doesn't relate to you and Ron. You have such a talent for expressing emotions through poetry. They all seem to come from the heart. I hope this one comes from the imagination and not your reality.

Ann Carr from SW England on January 14, 2021:

I agree with Pamela, such passion here!

I gather from Pamela's comments that you're having a hard time - whatever it is, I'm thinking of you and hope that you have some support through it.

Hugs to you.

Ann

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 14, 2021:

There is so much passion in this poem, Brenda. I think a genie would be perfect if such things were real.

I hate to think of what you are going through at this time. I have a friend who is going through the same thing as you, and I hate it for both of you. I hope you are okay with me saying that. Take care, Brenda.

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