Last Trip Poem by Darlene Walsh

Last Trip

Rating: 5.0
 


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

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: death
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
If you have live a long, happy and productive life, will you be content to go. Being still young, that is a question I can not yet answer.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Loyd C Taylor Sr 10 September 2014

Hello poet Darla What an awesome poem and so well written, almost as if a person lying in the coffin composed it. Well done! Loyd

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Kanav Justa 21 September 2014

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 , , , a beauiful ending, , , a peaceful death is what everone would wish to get, , , , but are we walking on that path, , where when we reach our end and look back on our life, , would we we be at peace, , most of us would not be, ,

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Kumarmani Mahakul 06 October 2014

My soul is at rest like cool summer day, really a beautifully presented though provoking poem. Nice job.

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Colonel Muhamad Khalid Khan 04 November 2014

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 A poem of sorrows and content on completion of transitory worldly journey.A blessing in disguise.A well written poem which deserves 10 out 0f 10. Col Muhammad Khalid Khan

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Bri Edwards 27 February 2015

dear darlene, i'm ready to go NOW! send the box over; please use the postal service! if they lose the box AFTER i'm in it, that is OK! ! i sent yours poem to its final resting places: MyPoemList AND my site's poem: A Showcase For PH Poets (February's showcase) . you got it in under the wire, though the wire is flexible. if you have a shorter one (not much longer than 12 lines) i can get that in this month or in March. my favorite lines: It's been a full day since my last breath Now for my last trip to the land of death..... [you probably thought the breast line would be my favorite.] check this out and tell me if you want me to change it in the showcase copy: Those still here are have a younger zest nice rhyming. really nice poem. don't have TOO MANY children and gc, ggc, and gggc, please. the world is pretty strained as it is. bri :)

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Bri Edwards 18 December 2018

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.

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Bri Edwards 26 August 2016

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 :)

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Clarence Prince 19 September 2015

We all will have to go some day, but a well spent life should have no regret! Thanks for sharing, Darlene!

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Abdulrazak Aralimatti 29 August 2015

Nicely envisioned and described.

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Abdallah Gamal 14 August 2015

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 :)

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