Leland Wright

Rookie (Washington DC)

Gracefully Departed - Poem by Leland Wright

Finally entered my bedroom had a hard day today
First time in years I fell to my knees in prayed

Look to the sky and watched as my faith fade
Wish I could be a star and reach the top, be made

Not for myself but my future wife I will put a seed in
Collapsed to the bed could only think as my heart bleeds sins

Hard day at school working condition stiff, my eyes grew heavy
I release gave in as I was tired I grew too weary

As I awoke I quickly realize I was in another environment
My feet gently rested on a cloud as I wore a white suit
I wondered in the white mist totally bewildered
As I wondered I stumbled upon the gold arches
The pearly gate opened, the angels came and marched
When they did I smiled taken by the moment
Someone I hardly knew yet what I saw was a loving site
My grandma scanned heaven like a radar before looking upon me
A smile curled up being proud at what I have become
Smile of assurance the hard work will pay off
As I smiled back in awe I fell from the sky

Awoke from my dream before I could wish my grandma goodbye
When I woke all I could do is ponder with my life and sigh

But I shook off this state and realized the message
Only a heavenly symphony from heaven, a lovely sentence

Ruling that I still had a life to live it was getting started
As I leaped from my bed and looked…At the gracefully departed


Comments about Gracefully Departed by Leland Wright

  • Sulaiman Mohd YusofSulaiman Mohd Yusof (10/13/2008 11:16:00 PM)

    Hey Leland, thanks for this piece.You are a good writer.I feel the touch of you bro. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 13, 2008



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