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Halo: A Poem

Updated on September 4, 2010
Remember the good.
Remember the good.

Halo: A Poem

Of what we wish upon the morrow,

that of which we wish to borrow.

But how do you purpose to take,

a day of life that was meant to end?

From this day there is nothing to borrow

and leaves you to wallow in sorrow.

 

As I sink into the approaching darkness,

I surrender my soul and seek forgiveness.

The lights dim and my vision fades,

to carry on and live still I am delayed.

My life flashes by and I see a likeness.

A likeness of her undeniable kindness.

 

I wish to stop the flash and give it pause.

a pause of reflection and no other cause.

Her smile warmed my very heart

but I was not able to do my part.

I did my best and broke no laws

I just had too many flaws.

 

Before the end and when I have to go,

this I want to make sure you know.

Her smile illuminated my life

The most precious gift was my wife.

In golden radiance her life did glow

and I was sheltered under her Halo.

 

Make no mistake I won't lie

Now as I prepare to let go and die

I feel the overburdening strife

as I look back on my life.

To be better I gave it a try

But now I look back and I cry.

 

 

© 2010 by Wesley Cox. All rights reserved. Copying without permission is illegal and will be prosecuted.

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      ultimatepotential 6 years ago from India

      Very well written! voted you!

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      wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Thank you ultimatepotential I appreciate the comment and the vote up. Take care.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 6 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Something we all must face one day...touching and sincere...thanks for sharing...:O) Hugs G-Ma

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      wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Thank you G-Ma Johnson. I appreciate the comment and glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Kim Harris 6 years ago

      amazing match of mood between your poem and the pics; very well expressed. thank you wesleycox.

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      wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Saleheensblog: Thank you for reading and commenting, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

      Kimh039: I thought those pictures would fit well with the poem, I am glad you agree. Thanks for reading.

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      Ladybird33 6 years ago from Fabulous USA

      You have a wonderful talent and I always enjoy reading your poems. Keep them up!

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      wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012

      Thank you Ladybird, it is always a pleasure to read your comments of praise. I am glad you've enjoyed this one and I will continue to publish.

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      Luis E Gonzalez 6 years ago from Miami, Florida

      Glad to be following, I am honored to be following a fellow Iraqi Vet.

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      Brenda Scully 4 years ago

      So nice to read your works again..........

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