The Last Word

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The final keystroke
Flourish of the ending scrawl
Echoing in the air
Driving home the fact
That you have written
The Last Word

No more to be added
A period has sealed your fate
Edits are a farce
Meant to help you linger
Tighten up the path
To the Last Word

It sits in the pit
Found in heart and mind
Battle of relief
Versus awkward loss
Neither winning the war
As you stare at the Last Word

Life must go on
Dwelling stretches the pain
Mixed with a touch of shock
This path is over
There is no going back
After the Last Word

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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15 Responses to The Last Word

  1. N. N. Light says:

    Excellent and very poignant. πŸ™‚


  2. Very nice poem. You are a talented poet.


  3. L. Marie says:

    Beautiful! And sad too. It’s hard to say good-bye.


  4. Jennie says:

    Well said, Charles.


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