The Final Word


The Final Word

Very well done
on arriving.
It means you have values
and common sense. You have helped
enough to receive
your wings of gold
and a momentary surcease
from gravity.

You have no eyes
to close, no ears to clean,
no bones
or heart to break. You are free
from the confines
of making your bed
and the constant need
to diet.

Be happy
for what you are
and what you aren’t,
that Heaven is you
without luggage, it is
without a stone to cast
or a stone to receive.

Richard Rensberry, The Grumpy Poet 

3 thoughts on “The Final Word

  1. maryrensberry November 21, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    STILL enjoying this lovely poem…put it, too, in a book to publish. I’m awaitin’.

    Liked by 1 person

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