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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Now, Kiss Me

“I’m sorry
you can’t
come with me
on this path.

This path
I must walk
may be lined
with devils and imps,
the flames of hell,
so I’ll not be
taking you.

No,
you stay here
and breathe in
the mist of the ocean,
the grandeur
of grilled onions,
honeysuckle wafting
in the breeze
for me.

I’ll send you
a signal
when I reach
the other side,
maybe in a dream
or when the radio plays
the DelFonics
just when you need
to hear it.

This is
the longest trip
I’ll ever make
and I am
not taking
anything,
except the memory
of your smiling face.

Like that,
right there.

Oh,
how I'll miss you.

Now,
kiss me
and I’ll sign that
“Do Not Resuscitate”
order.”

[For Poets United - Wednesday challenge - path]

24 comments:

  1. wow - but pretty much what love sounds like.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment.

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  2. I love the ease in this Mosk--I wonder what happens with the DNR though

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    1. Thanks, and I hope it's respected!

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  3. This sounds like a very evolved soul, knowing how to say farewell in the most loving and positive way. Wow. I love this poem, Mosk.

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    1. Thanks, I'd like to think that's how I'd sound, but I probably wouldn't be so grounded.

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  4. love's path is bittersweet....always...

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    1. Thanks, and bittersweet is my favorite flavor.

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  5. That gives a peaceful feeling...The climb here is our journey though life... so beautiful, Mosk!

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    1. Thanks, I hope its peaceful.

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  6. Wow. I believe all we take is spirit touches, like the love you describe. A difficult decision, rightly made.

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  7. Maybe in a dream or when the radio plays...
    Beautiful. So elegant and quiet

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    1. Thanks, the world gives many signs. We just need to decode them.

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  8. My goodness this is good!!❤️ deserves countless readings, Mosk

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    1. Thanks! I'll read it again then!

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  9. It would be nice if we were all so aware and intuitive when we were about to take our last breaths. Somehow I think I won't be in such a state....but it is nice to dream. This definitely is a loving way to say good-bye.

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    1. Yes, and this is definitely fiction!

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  10. my father did not have one, and it was quite the ordeal for we kids to get the paperwork handled correctly. but it was the right choice, that unplug.

    real, and real good, Mosk ~

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    1. Thanks for your perspective and kind words.

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  11. haunting and beautiful Love from a soul across the other world

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    1. Thanks and love to back, Marja!

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