Minutes Before He Closed His Eyes

Poem By Diana Poems

Minutes before he closed his eyes
He stared at the wall
Looking at the wallpaper full of pies
He could taste the sweetness of life

Minutes before he closed his eyes
He glanced over to the side
His dresser was sweeping with expensive ties
His mouth drooping open wide
He gulped the memories in
And came to peace with his sins

Minutes before he closed his eyes
He glanced at his golden door knob
He wishes he could open it
And scream and sob

Minutes before he closed his eyes
He looked at his wife
She was stuck in a frame
He reached out with his dear life
But he couldn’t even say her name

Minutes before he closed his eyes
He thought about being six feet under ground
The thought made him shiver
But he made no sound

Minutes before he closed his eyes
He looked out the window
The clouds looked as if they were preparing to take him
And, on his window sill, he saw a willow

Minutes before he closed his eyes
He felt his bones become weak
He couldn’t speak
His tears soaked his eyelashes
His cheeks were red like rashes
His forehead felt hot
His heart felt smaller than a dot
His feet were cold
And his hands were stuck in a fold


Seconds before he closed his eyes
He saw a light
That’s when he began to give up his fight
He looked one more time at his wife
And sucked in one last breath
As God swept his soul from life

Comments about Minutes Before He Closed His Eyes

very touching.. it msde me glued to my seat till the end and slided away the earth beneath my feet.. marvellous.. regards, krishna
Extremely moving, and not a little bit frightening. You've described someone's last moments with reality (I think) , and compassion. The last part just blew me away. Keep writing, Diana. Love, Fran xx


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