Poetry: Slip of Paper

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A summary of our life’s story

All rehashed on a small slip

Of paper…

Perhaps a photograph, inspiring poem, quote or verse…

that represents a quick thought of who we once were.

…that little slip of paper, that gets

Handed out, on the day, our body

returns to dust on our journey out

the door…

Too small to list our triumphs or hardships,

And unable to let us record the echoes of our laughter or the collected tears through the years…

That little slip of paper…

Perhaps it is filed away, crumpled into a pants or coat pocket or even blown away in the wind, for a stranger to find…

We can only hope our memories, treasures and love are

tucked away in our loved ones hearts and minds…

….what will be our last thoughts?…

Last words…on that little slip of paper?

Seems like such a small space for the large life we led…

…and seems so sad, if that’s all that’s left of us…once we’ve gone…

…a little pamphlet of our life,

Our last goodbye…

…it’s our passing to you, as our soul dances away, in the wind.

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