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WHEN I DIE

 

 

Not a chance

I’ll say that

I should have spent

more time housecleaning

But I know I will say...

I should have listened more

To those voices deep within

What my soul wanted to explore

What my heart wanted to conquer

What my inner child wanted to do

I should have taken the time to

Sketch and doodle more

Paint more canvases with vibrant colours

Smile up at each blue sky

Allow gusts of wind to mess up my hair

Step out in each rain storm

Greet each flower that bloomed on my path

Listen to the chirping of wild birds

Pet each dog that looked up at me with eager eyes

Hug each friend that had a hard day

Take longer candlelit baths

Laugh at more silly jokes

I know I’ll wish

I had held your hand more often

Held you in my arms longer

Hugged you much more

Found more ways to say I love you

 

Copyright © Line Monique Gauthier 2018

Form of Poetry

Free verse

Author: Line Monique Gauthier
I started writing poetry as a teenager and the passion for it flourished since retiring. I also dabble in photography, watercolour and acrylics. I created what I call Flash Memory Therapy. I am an active member of Haiku Canada and PoetrySoup.com. My poetry is down-to-earth and meant to be understood as opposed to impress with hifalutin words.
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