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Poem: Eventually



Eventually you will go on a journey
from which no one returns
except in memory

You will leave projects unfinished
books unread, music unheard
you will want to kiss your children

one more time
and your grandchildren
and friends and lovers

Because there was
a beginning
there will be an ending

For some it will come too early
for others painfully late
wait, wait as long as you can

Remember wet leaves, gold and red
on the windshield of your car
in the fall air

Tell the leaves that you love them
clinging like happy children
enjoying the rain

Go when it is time
as children too must leave—
seeking other comforts, other joys

There will be moments when
all who knew you will remember
how you loved them

There will be such moments
Enjoy thinking about them
Then let them go

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