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The Final Walk

Updated on December 30, 2016

She walked hard, like a mad person with her hands squeezed tightly into fists.Her knuckles were white from the pressure and her feet and legs numb from the constant pounding of placing one foot in front of the other. She looked forward keeping her mind focused on the path before her. Her mind occupied with one thought, taking the next step.

Her mind wondered for one very brief flash to the memory when the doctor said, "I’m so sorry, he did not make it.” She almost fell but caught herself quickly clearing the thought from her mind. She had to keep walking she must reach him where he died he was bitten by a snake while working their farm.

She was exhausted her fast walk became more of a struggle when the rain started and it was cold and slowed her down as the ground became muddy. She stumbled and didn't have the strength to get up so she crawled and continued to crawl until the pain slowly went away as her body became numb. She could see a bright light just a some distance ahead of her. She knew she must reach that light so she stopped crawling, rose to her knees and managed to get to her feet. Wet, muddy and bleeding from scratches, she staggered forward.

She knew she must make the final steps to reach her beloved. She could hear his faint voice in the wind calling to her, "Come to me Mary, ,you are almost here, I am waiting for you."She closed her eyes one final time and there he was holding her in his arms and he kissed her with a passion that warmed her body and filled her with peace.


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    Nell Rose 

    5 years ago from England

    This was an amazing poem, even though it was sad too, voted up! nell

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    5 years ago from Florida

    ZipperConstantine...very thought provoking...the message will be as each reader interpets it..kudos on a great hub...

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    5 years ago from Nebraska

    Looks like the beginning of a good book...

  • ZipperConstantine profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from United States

    Thank you for your encouraging comments.

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    Jamie Lee Hamann 

    5 years ago from Reno NV

    This is a very well constructed poem that tells it's story with great clarity. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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    Donna Suttle 

    5 years ago from Ecuador, New Mexico, South Carolina

    Made the hair on my head stand straight up. That is a good thing for a very sad and touching poem.


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