Unfulfilled Wishes

On his deathbed he does not wish

For his own sanctity, or that humongous fish

The wishes for his life have come to a halt

It’s not only his death that rubs the wound with salt


We all know from a youngest age

The knowledge hedged from the greatest sage

That we will all perish at one time or another

It happened to dad as it has to our mother


The accomplishments that have not been fulfilled

We near the end and know that they never will

We didn’t become rich or know all the truths

We know our lives were lived in self-built booths


But from within the containers that our lives see through

We can’t refute that there is more than me and you

We see that we are a tiny small part of a total whole

A bit piece in the smallest of the local show


With our life in hand and it slipping from our hold

We visit the life of the rest of the world untold

The people that we would never meet

Across the world and across the street


We would wish them well and to live life’s feast

Past our own lives and the windows we see

The pane of the glass is the pain of our leaving

With the sickness of death, our souls soon heaving


Pain we’ve conquered and that which has won

The window of death that only includes the one

As we leave, we hope that our memory will fade

A reflection of comfort from the price we have paid.


Barbara Blackcinder

About Barbara Blackcinder

I am a poet/writer with a need for words. There are so many out there that I haven't used yet. They define all reality and mine when you read those from me.
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