Last Words

Last Words

As I lay here,
I remember your last words,
Their still circling after all these years,
“Dont let go of your dreams”
That’s what you said,
As you laid on your death bed,
These words inspired me,
Made me who I am today,
You made me stronger,
Before you went away,
You believed in me,
You got me inspired,
Now I’ll make you proud,
Since you’ve retired,
I’ll keep on writing,
Until my skills are impeccable,
All for you,
Because you were exceptional,
I’ll remove all my defects,
Until I’m perfect,
Again all for you,
Because you deserve it,
You have changed my life,
Made it so much better,
This is the reason,
For this poetic letter,
So when you see this,
Happiness please release,
I love you dearly,
Rest in peace.

A Poem By Corey Booth – 07/02/12 🙂

18 comments on “Last Words

  1. This is really good Corey, it sounds inspired though, you wanna share?
    It’s a great writing style all together!

    • ClownPonders says:

      Thanks! Well done for coming 3rd in Week 1 of the poetry challenge btw! This poem didnt happen to me personally, I saw this situation on the television, so I tried to put myself into the mind of the character and came up with this! For many of my poems I do this, I completly change my mindset so its suitable for the poem im writing 🙂
      I hope to see you put your own twist on the title again this week! The challenge is on ym page now!

  2. Simon Whitmore says:

    A lovely poem Corey, nicely written. It made me think of people who have inspired me and are no longer here.

    • ClownPonders says:

      Im glad it made you think! “Last Words” is this weeks poetry challenege title so please take part the challenge is up now 🙂

  3. graypoet says:

    I hope I got this right, here is my submission:

    Famous Last Words by Gray Poet

    How many times have we heard that phrase
    In response to words that we know too well
    They always make me smile to hear the belief
    As to their outcome, only time will tell.

    “I’ll never do that again” is one that I hear
    And you can almost always look in their eyes
    They will have that expression that is solidly fixed
    But you can tell something that the body language belies.

    “That is the last time he hurts me” can cause such pain
    For you know that young hearts are too easily swayed
    When we hear those words we want to pull them close
    Knowing that when they returned again, they stayed.

    “If I knew then what I know now” can be so powerful
    It is hoped that by the time they say it they have hope
    That what has given them the reason to utter the words
    Has shown them they can survive and that now they can cope.

    • ClownPonders says:

      You might be a gray poet but your showing the young how its done! Really well written! Thanks for joining in, come back Friday for the final 3 🙂

    • ClownPonders says:

      You posted this in the wrong section, it was meant to be under the poetry challenge post but dont worry ill make sure i include it haha!

  4. cloudfactor5 says:

    Last Words

    Frenetic mutterrings cling to tendrils of dementia
    Barely audible some obscure last request
    Time inserting itself between sharp gasps of breath
    And slow barrages of verbal machinations
    Faintly ticking away, like a battery soon to expire
    A failing mechanism, worn, overworked
    Hanging by thread of some cosmic miracle
    Overshadowed by slow orbit of whirling fan
    Staring at revolving blades …. hypnotized
    By almost silent efficiency of whipped air
    Staring…. blades start to spin backwards
    Backwards, thoughts spinning backwards
    White flat-bladed oar-shaped paddles reflecting
    Steady pulse of dancing shadows
    Walls lacquered in refracted light
    Life spinning backwards swallowing itself
    Witnessed by ceiling fan above asylum’s deathbed

    A poem by Randy Bell

  5. cloudfactor5 says:

    Sorry I guess I posted my submission in wrong place also, but hope you enjoy anyway !

  6. 90dphillips says:

    This is good, you’ve not only put yourself in someone else’s shoes without flaw, but also the reader. Keep it up, you’re doing fantastic! I’ll be sure to come back for more entries. 🙂

  7. ansuyo says:

    🙂 You may not have experienced this personally, but you probably will some day. It brought several people to mind who inspire me still today from beyond the grave. Angie

  8. bravo dear!
    keep it up pal!

  9. Kourtney Heintz says:

    Beautiful writing. Tugged at my heart and teared up my eyes. 🙂

  10. Beautifully crafted and a very moving piece. Thank you!

  11. t3disd3ad says:

    Last Words?

    We’ve been friends
    for so long.
    I close my eyes
    looking back.

    We were nice to each other
    Our friendship was strong
    Then we stopped helping each other,
    focused only on ourselves.

    Maybe there never was
    a friendship.

    Taking your pictures off Picasa
    Unfriending you on Facebook
    Then wishing I hadn’t
    How long before you notice

    i wait for a text
    or an email
    it’s been 3 hours
    who are you with

    you make me so MAD!
    i don’t ever want to see you again,
    i’m through with this,
    See you tomorrow.

  12. This is…BEAUTIFUL. I honestly almost cried. Really great. Wow.

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