Trigger warning: this poem deals with death and saying good-bye to someone you love.
I awoke with a longing to sail the fair sea
The water sparkles as the sun rises before me
The day is so lovely, the skies so blue
All I really want is to spend it with you.
We pull up anchor and set sail together
I wish for this moment just to last forever
The sun rises higher, caresses my bare skin
I close my eyes as you kiss me there and then.
We feed one another and share the red wine
Your soft touch gives me chills down my spine
You look into my eyes and I feel it in my soul
I beg you to hold me and never let me go.
All too soon the glorious sun slowly begins to sink
the skies turn marvelous shades of purple and pink
We turn the bow back toward the far land
You smile, reach out, and clasp my hand.
“This moment”, you say, with your eyes on mine
“will forever be ours for all of time.”
We speak our good byes as we sail to the dock
both wish we could stop and turn back the clock.
We’ll meet again soon, your eyes say to mine
There’s lots of life left, we have plenty of time.
My eyes fill with tears because I know this is not true
but I smile and hide them so as not to upset you.
We soon part and go our own separate ways
vowing to do it again in the upcoming days
I let the tears fall when I am all alone
unknown to you I will soon be gone.
This was my gift, my one last goodbye
I have less than a month before I will die
As pain ravages my body and drugs help not at all
memories of you help me hold myself up tall.
Our memories flash before me as if on a movie screen
The time with you were the best moments I’ve ever seen
Death hovers now and soon my life will soon be over
But please know I will carry you in my heart into forever.