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Friday, June 16, 2017

A last breath, a last sigh

By Mogens Engelund
A last sigh
will come
a last breath
will pass
your lips.

The last words
are always
those remembered

And they are never
of the world.

Of the Father, maybe
of the Wife and Child, yes

Of Parents
and Grandparents
no doubt

The last words
come out
of lips that move
too silent
to hear.

A last breath
expresses
a spiritual need

A last tear
absolves the world
you leave.

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