The Final Goodnight

The Final Goodnight

A Poem by DoormanDan

A tribute to my loving, but flawed, biological parents. Rest in peace

The Final Goodnight

In every confession was contrition
For your negligence and addiction
In every conviction was compassion
For I could see in your exhaustion
The desire to drench your soul in salvation

Chiseling out this final goodnight
Are mossy memories you glazed in starlight
Chiseling out this final sleep tight
Are the limericks you etched into the night
Despite the darkness with which you were forced to fight

May my rites release your mind at last
From the phantasms that pervade your past
May my rites relieve your heart of ash
So it will never again throb and thrash

Cut through those threads of threnody
That choke off your rivers of rhapsody
For your sins I have forgiven
So that you can find your home in Heaven

In loving memory of my biological parents.  You may not have been the best parents, but I know that you both did want to overcome your flaws so that you could be.  I forgive you, and will always love you.  May my words help both of you rest in peace.

© 2017 DoormanDan

Author's Note

I've been trying to write again for about three months now, but haven't been able to find my words up until this bittersweet moment. I sat down, laboring over this piece for many hours for many days, determined to fight through my writer's block in order to write what I felt was necessary for me to write.

Anyway, I still don't know when I'll be posting anything again. Hopefully I'll write something before another three months have passed, but we'll have to see. As always, thanks for reading (the few of you that actually still read my writing XD), have a fantastic day, and I'll see you next time!! :)

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A deep write, Dan, and one which speaks of heartfelt forgiveness.

Whatever transpired is a part of your life journey and by offering words like these you are walking your path with dignity and respect.

Some excellent use of language throughout this piece gives it a transcendental quality.

A true heart-on-the-sleeve write. Nicely conceived and executed. Well Done.

Posted 3 Months Ago


3 Months Ago

Thank you so much for giving praise to this poem. I really do appreciate it :).
The words honest and true. You allowed the reader to feel and understand a part of your life. A powerful and worthwhile write. I did liked the ending.

Posted 4 Months Ago


4 Months Ago

I'm happy to hear you liked the ending. Thank you for reading and sharing your opinion on this piec.. read more
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4 Months Ago

You are welcome my friend.
Chiseling... A powerful sense of words and rhyme here, friend... An even more powerful tribute to memory... Hurtful or not, you have given it purpose with beautiful flow... Respectfully penned...

Posted 4 Months Ago


4 Months Ago

Thank you very much for reading and sharing your thoughts on my writing. I honestly appreciate it. .. read more

4 Months Ago

No problemo, sir, anytime

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Added on July 17, 2017
Last Updated on October 1, 2017
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Dover, DE

I'm a twenty year old young man who enjoys writing poetry, songs, stories, paintball and other things. My favorite things to do are parkour, video games, listening to music, and making people happy. .. more..


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