Reshad Scott

Veteran Poet - 1,084 Points (01/20/2000)

How Do You Want To Leave - Poem by Reshad Scott

You have to take all of it into consideration:
If this was your last day
how would you want to leave?

I would imagine it being subtle,
the way that the waves flow
across the ocean,
the feeling of doing whatever you want until
the very end,
the sudden crash of the shore.
I will remember all thoughts
as if it were a distant memory,
everything just hitting you all at once
knocking the wind beneath your feet,
engulfed by a cry that is silent, but truthful.

I would see the world as if there were no world,
[only] an image that stimulates the mind, and
once I'll log off I will see the truth
of the place that I was before I ever existed.
The place of whom I'm supposed to be.
And from there I will know who I am
and the miraculous purpose
of my life.
Once I'll know that...
I will be longing to be set free, but

Down upon this decaying Earth
with dry tethered tears.
My arms will lay heavy
with wrinkled hands
due to all the years.
My head will feel empty
and my eyes towards the sky.
If my soul were to leave this body
Will it leave an imprint of my samurai.

If I were to leave today
tell me a story of my life,
tell me a tale of all my dreams,
tell me a memory about my wife.

If you were to leave today
where will you go?
what would you say?
what would you see?
How Do You Want To Leave?

Topic(s) of this poem: death, life and death

Form: Free Verse

Comments about How Do You Want To Leave by Reshad Scott

  • Jazib Kamalvi (10/9/2019 11:40:00 PM)

    Write comment. Such a nice poem, Reshad. Read my poem, Love and Iust. Thanks (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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