I Bequeath

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I Bequeath

By Tony DeLorger © 2012

I solely bequeath my heart to science,

for it has broken so often yet still remains,

albeit in a state of stupor and atrophy,

clinging desperately to hopes long forsaken.



I bequeath my mind to the winds,

for then my thoughts could fly within freedom sought,

never cluttered by the will of garrulous people,

always wanting their pound of flesh.



I bequeath my body to the earth,

for what I have put into it and taken out of it,

should never be discussed in words,

rather left to its putrefying decay, the remnants of indulgence.



I bequeath my goods and shackles to my loved ones,

to fathom what I have done with life,

whether I have wasted it, or it has wasted me,

I leave my mark, or perhaps smudge upon the earth.



I bequeath my words to all ears that will listen,

to know that I have lived on purpose,

and with an opinion to boot,

casting a broad shadow over what is considered normal.



I bequeath my love unconditionally,

to all who have given favor and in turn loved me,

for their understanding, sacrifice and tolerance,

of a soul brimming with ideas of perfection.


I bequeath myself to love,

for all it stands and the hopes it inspires,

that one day the world will follow,

and all that's meant shall come to pass.



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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Aubrey, glad you liked it.


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

The last two stanzas, awesome!! :)


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Elenin. Glad you liked it. The young man is my son, no 18.


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Elenin 4 years ago from So Cal

How else would a poet convey their Last Testament? Funny, the thought never occurred before.

Trust it won’t be exercised soon ;-]

I see a fine picture of a good ol’ dog. The young man also seems happy and healthy as well. My compliments to the photographer for capturing the moment. And to the author, for the same reason.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Patty, glad you enjoyed it.


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Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

Awesome Poem!!! Well Done!!

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