Before I Die …

By Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris

In response to What Do You See #120 February 7, 2022posted by Sadje

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Before I die

and leave this life behind

There’s just a few little things

I’d like to do if you don’t mind

Even if you do mind that is

This is my poem

My own words, thoughts and wishes

So that I can show all of them

The things that I must do

the rights that I must wrong

the tasks to be accomplished

Before I can sing Him my song

I want to be kind

to someone unkind

To touch him with love

Heal his eyes if he’s blind

I’d like to leave my mark

Travel farthest from this spot

Help the needy and forgotten

Fight for those who haven’t fought

For human and animal rights

against the progress of man

and those who do damage

to people and land

Without a care for the future

no compassion nor giving

to the plight of all things

Before I die, to start living


  1. Sadje says:

    All worthy goals Ami. A very moving poem. Thanks for joining in

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you and thank you for the powerful prompt! 😊


  3. Thank you most kindly, Paul. I am enjoying your writing as well. ✒️


    1. Thank you so much. I’m pleased you enjoyed it! 😊

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  4. An inspiring list ending on a positive note.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. An inspiring and great list, well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Thank you so much Mason! ☺️


  7. KL Caley says:

    Wow, this is a very inspiring list. Great poem. KL ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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