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Ode to Last Breath

October 6, 2011
By DarkestSunshine GOLD, Mill Valley, California
DarkestSunshine GOLD, Mill Valley, California
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Favorite Quote:
Doubt me...I dare you

A gulp a gasp or a sigh
Pleading for more time
Or surrendering to the dark
To struggle or to resign.

A ragged breath or one of peace,
A happy end or a sad beginning.
In the end the choice is yours,
Will you depart ruefully, or leave winning.

It says a lot about someone
Their last of last, the finale
What they might be wondering
What hopes they might have rallied.

It starts and ends with a breath
Opposite doorways that make a whole
One lifetime to complete the circle
One clap in the dance of the soul.

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on Apr. 5 2012 at 7:46 am
hippiechick99 GOLD, Mesquite, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"... How dreary to be somebody-- How public like a frog;
To tell one's name; the livelong June-- To an admiring bog"
-Emily Dickinson

Wow, this poem is very deep. I couldn't stop rereading it. One of my favorites. Keep writing