I was a full day dead and quite content
My last word and testament has been sent
I lay in my coffin as they passed me by
They walked past in silence, never asking Why?
My heart was light in my quiet repose
In the air was the fragrance of white rose
Tears glistened on cheeks in candle light
But they all knew that my rest was right
Long years were past and everything done
I've spent many days under the sun
I wanted to go, no reason to stay
I just needed time to find the way
Children and grand children and great ones too
Family left behind totaled quite a few
Friends from my youth have already left
Those still here are have a younger zest
My soul is at rest like a cool summer day
The last heat of life has gone away
Passion's twilight has come to rest
Like a mountain spring washing my breast
It is time to go with no regret
I leave behind not a single debt
It's been a full day since my last breath
Now for my last trip to the land of death
They carry my coffin to my earthly home
And sprinkle on my lid rich dark loam
No child in slumber could be more content
Quite content that my life was well spent
I hope when my day comes it would be this peaceful
Wonderful! I hope I feel just that way when my time comes!
Well written enjoyed reading this poem
this comment shall also go as part of one of my comments on my A Showcase For PH Poets (February 2015 edition) , which displays this and over 15 more nice poems on my site under one poem name (aforementioned!) . They walked past in silence, never asking Why? ............if anyone asked ME why is Darlene lying in her coffin? , i'd just tell her or him she's dead, Stupid! i'm SURE i've written a comment on this before, but i don't know where it is, so i'll continue. i'm loving this poem for what it SAYS and for how it is SAID! ! ! very nicely done. great rhyming! one of my favorite stanzas is: It is time to go with no regret I leave behind not a single debt It's been a full day since my last breath Now for my last trip to the land of death.......if i haven't already, i'll send to MyPoemList. : bri :)
Excellent work, Darla! Profound!
Darla, 'tis still a fine poem! ! to MyPoemList if not there yet. i hope you are doing well with your brood of young uns. bri ( Have you dated anyone since your husband's death, i wonder.
Darla, Long years were past and everything done...............passed or past; THAT is the question! Those still here are have a younger zest.........did i miss here are have the first time? No child in slumber could be more content Quite content that my life was well spent ................YES! content is the word i use instead of happy when i think about most of my life then and now. sometimes [rarely] i wake in the morning feeling so comfortable that i wish i could stay that way forever and i think of it as the way i hope death feels, IF it feels at all. it's as though my mind is awake but my body is not. death is a refuge from human problems! LONG LIVE SUICIDE! truly, if it is for a person's good. bri :)
We all will have to go some day, but a well spent life should have no regret! Thanks for sharing, Darlene!
Nicely envisioned and described.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
I real have got a tear in my eye, I felt peace and content everywhere. I read the comments and I can say you pleased us all with what you have written. I wish from Allah when that day comes, may Allah forgive you and your soul rests in Heaven with your family, friends and lovers :) Have a nice life, and I'm pleased with what I read :)