Here comes the end of this wonderful ride, the end of NaPoWriMo 2020 poetry contest hosted by dear John of Jar of Poetry. Thanks and a big round of applause for him for making this month special.

This week’s prompt was “Your Last Poem“. Here’s my entry for the same.

As all my leaves wither away

and the life within betrays

I think of all the times

when your light couldn’t shine

My canopy was too thick

dense and heavy like a brick

As all my branches begin to fall

and I cannot stand, no longer tall

I think of every instance

when I couldn’t be your shady expanse

My patience ran a little too thin

with a lack of peace within

As all my roots run dry

and the eyes can’t afford to cry

I think of all the moments

when even a fruit I couldn’t spent

Compassion wasn’t my strong suit

with a little too much to brood

As all my scent fades today

I collect my mistakes and weigh

the bag seems heavy like the skies

No more pretense or the white lies

So, before my existence completely declines

from whatever that remains, I apologize!

Before departing from this world, if given a chance, I would apologize for every time I hurt somebody, intentionally or otherwise. Tell me what would you do? Tell me your last poem!

27 thoughts on “Apology”

  1. This is really beautiful Bulbul. I like the idea of asking for forgiveness from all those I have hurt and I would pray for forgiveness as well. Your lines are gorgeous. Lovely work. Love 💕 Joni

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    1. p.s. *apologies for overuse of poor old word “indeed” 😅😂
      Your words and especially the sentiments behind them are always lovely. I really liked the footnote btw, helped clarify the intention behind the poem.

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      1. Oh! Hush now, dear, that doesn’t matter! The intent behind the words makes all the difference and I hardly noticed. 😉 ❤
        I am grateful enough that you take out time to read my work as is. 🤗🤗🙏🥰
        Have an amazing weekend! xoxo

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