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LAST WORDS

For today’s prompt, write a last poem. The poem itself does not (and hopefully is not) have to be THE last poem ever written. But it could be the last poem for a person, or the a poem about the last day of school or work. Heck, it could be a poem about eating the last piece of pie (or discovering someone beat you to it).

LAST WORDS

(A last poem)

The funeral was a formal venerable occasion,

People attended from near and far.

A well-respected member of our local community 

Had passed onward to a shining star.

~

The family gathered to hear a trusted lawyer

Solemnly intone the final wishes

Of the late mysterious solitary Ebeneezer 

A man who kept secrets of his wealth and riches.

~

A confirmed bachelor all his lifelong days

As the eldest of nine, brothers and sisters

His spread-out family with many nephews and nieces 

Hearing these last words provoked many shocked whispers.

~

‘I leave my entire fortune to the member of my family 

Who can solve the riddle of hidden infinity 

Defrost my body that is preserved cryogenically.

Then I will reveal where I’ve hidden my fortune.’

© Written by John Yeo ~ All rights reserved

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