Treasure Island

Lora Colon

(26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

Death Wish


Who will be there to claim my body
When from this world I must pass?
Whose heaven becomes eternal hell
As I'm laid beneath the grass?

Whose hands will sadly clasp together
In prayer to the Lord above?
Whose heart will wither from grief because
Lora was his one true love?

Whose lips will quiver and call my name,
With tears streaming down his face?
Whose arms will reach out in deep despair,
Pleading for one more embrace?

Who, then, shall write the final tribute
I'll take into eternity?
A poem, perhaps, tucked into my soul,
Wrapped with love, will escort me

Who will stand by my grave in autumn,
When flowers give up their seeds?
Will I be draped in roses and ferns....
Or under a pall of weeds?

Do I know him, was his name revealed,
The man who would grieve for me?
Or will he stay unknown to my heart....
Then dead I would rather be!

Submitted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

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  • Lila Holmes (6/11/2014 2:01:00 PM)

    Wow, your work is beautiful. Since I'm new to this site, it would be great if you check out one my poems and leave a comment, I'm always looking for wars to improve, thanks. Again, great poem, very deep. (Report) Reply

  • Monk E. Biz (5/21/2014 2:46:00 PM)

    Wow, this felt like it came out of the depths of your beautiful soul!

    Life ends not, no matter when the body we drop (Report) Reply

  • Elias Uddin (5/17/2014 4:08:00 AM)

    Whose heart will wither from grief because
    Lora was his one true love?

    Hopefully the readers including me, Elias.

    What a nice imagination! (Report) Reply

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (5/16/2014 1:51:00 AM)

    we all desire to be surrounded by love when the time comes to depart.
    the sadness in this poem hurts Lora and I pray love dispels the dark thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Johnston (5/15/2014 1:01:00 PM)

    As always Dear Poet, his name in Legion and dreams that you will not be missed satanically inspired...

    Own the fact that you are loved,
    The names that you know well,
    Judge your suitors by their deeds,
    Let Satan keep his Hell. (Report) Reply

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