When

When

A Poem by kingblaq
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getting you to love me is my greatest achievement

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When my hair has become as grey as ashes
And the smooth of my skin has been replaced by wrinkles
When most of my teeth have fallen off
I will look back to the times I spent with you
.....
When my muscles have lost their strength
And my youthfulness has been replaced by old age
When I've become overcame by Alzheimer's
And my lucidity fails me
When I look back on my life
I'll cherish the times I spent with you
.....
When arthritis has enslaved my body
And the pain has driven me to bed
When I close my eyes in pained sleep
Your love will give me relief
....
My love, when my nostrils draw their last breath
And my heart plays its last beat
Just before I take my last bow
Before the curtain finally closes
I want to be in your arms
.....
I'll look up to God n I'll smile
I'll say to him
"Let's go man! I lived the dream
I'm ready, I'm in the arms of my love
Take me now"

© 2015 kingblaq


Author's Note

kingblaq
partly inspired by Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud"

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A good life end with a happy ending.
"I'll look up to God n I'll smile
I'll say to him
"Let's go man! I lived the dream
I'm ready, I'm in the arms of my love
Take me now"
I liked how you led to the good ending. I saw death often. People who try to live a good life. Don't fear the final walk. Thank you my friend for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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this is a beautiful love poem - the desire to spend a life with another soul and be at peace with it.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

for me this is best poem written.well done.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very impressive example of fine fine poetry from Africa, great write !

Posted 6 Years Ago


A lovely declaration... I enjoyed the read and the writing. Thank you.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Beautiful write! Goodness I really hope the person in this poem doesn't get afflicted with all those complaints at the end of his life.But his saving grace was his love and he could go peacefully to his maker!

Well written and interesting kingblaq.

~ Helena ~

Posted 6 Years Ago


A good life end with a happy ending.
"I'll look up to God n I'll smile
I'll say to him
"Let's go man! I lived the dream
I'm ready, I'm in the arms of my love
Take me now"
I liked how you led to the good ending. I saw death often. People who try to live a good life. Don't fear the final walk. Thank you my friend for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

well penned...

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Added on March 19, 2015
Last Updated on March 20, 2015
Tags: old, love, death, age, romance, soulmate, memories

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kingblaq
kingblaq

Ibadan, Nigeria, Oyo State, Nigeria



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