Dying Wish

The thought fell upon me,

while walking on midnight’s path:

my body is withering,

and it will not last.


My perspective of life—flipped upside down.

Smiles, from this life of joy, are now frowns


Making it known, I may no longer be.





on wobbly knees.


The creaky bed, I now lie;

needles upon needles, make home in my arm.

Surely soon, my body will die.

For it is my body, causing me harm.


Those closest; they decide to stay.

Asking, if I had one wish, what would I say?

“What would I say?” I pause and give it some thought.

“Well, I’d watch golf on TV.

With y’all sittin’ here bothering me.”


Time has passed; my body brand new.

I watch golf on TV, while smiling


at you.

24 thoughts on “Dying Wish

    1. Oh, wow! That means so much to me. I work hard to improve my writing, and I appreciate and kind of feedback. I hope to hear from you again. I love what I read on your blog. Excited to read more.


  1. “Falling on woobly knee”wonderfur expression in metaphorical way. Needles upon needles has a touch of pain,dear!!enjoy every moment dear!!kick the ass of dying wish.be well .hope-you are fine.

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    1. Actually, I don’t play much golf. Back then I played once or twice, but I used to watch it (not by choice) with the individual I had in mind while writing this.
      I’m a basketball guy. Never could get into golf. Not enough action or community involved lol.
      I really appreciate you reading, Peter. Thank you.

      Any golf for you?

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      1. Oh, table tennis used to be my game! I went to a very small private school ’till high school; and all they had was basketball, soccer, and table tennis.

        I always got the other kids with my left serve lol. Love that sport!

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      2. It’s the unexpected movements. I love being a lefty playing basketball. Defenders always expect the right hand. Thank you, Peter. Best wishes to you as well. Hope to hear from you again.

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  2. Beautiful and poignant poem. I like that you deal with the subject of time passing, getting old, having problems with our bodies and walking toward death. Your poem has great images like those with the needles. It is heart-felt and, therefore, authentic. Your words convey a powerful message. I think you are accessible even to those people who might not be into poetry. This is a powerful poem. BTW, thank you so much for the follow and the comment on my poem “Power Abuse”. I really appreciate this.

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    1. Wow, I don’t know what to say, other than thank you.
      Your comment, and I appreciate all comments, is unlike many others: it allows me to see where I’m at as a writer. My goal is to grow, and comments like these help me do so.

      I appreciate this very much, Marta. And I hope to hear from you again.

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