12.19.2015

Punctuation | a poem


All sentences end
Each with a different mark
A punctuation
Declaring the kind of sentence it was

All lives end
Each in a different way
Abruptly
Slowly
With pain
With joy
With or without a word
But always a type of punctuation

What sort of punctuation is at the end of my life?

Will my last breath be one of salvation
Or of declaration
Or a question perhaps?
Will I slip out of this life and into the next
Not knowing why my first one was lived
Or if I had lived it well?
Will it end instead in an exclamation of joy
Power
Thankfulness
Utter ecstasy?
Will it end with a trail of unspoken thoughts
Wishing
Regretting
That they had never been spoken?

Will it end in such a way
That people will look at that end mark and think
'She lived her life well
She has nothing to regret...'

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