My last day on earth #Write Over the Weekend

Today is my last day on earth.
I am relieved.
I am happy and just waiting to die.

After living every day to the fullest,
I have had a satisfying life.

There are things that remain unsaid,
Jobs that remain undone,
places that remain unvisited,
books that are unread,
people whom I wanted to meet,
food that I wanted to eat,
movies that I wanted to see,
clothes that I wanted to wear,
perfumes that I wanted to use,

But it’s alright.
They were not meant to be.

I’ve done what I could do
Experienced all the things I could experience,
Sung every song I could sing.

And now I can do no more.

But wait.

Like a passenger waiting to board
at the gate
Of an airline terminus
Of a railway platform
Of a bus station
Of a ferry

I’ve checked in my baggage,
Cleared immigration and customs.
All that remains is the wait
for the plane to arrive.
Or the train, or the bus, or the ship.

And then I’m off to the great unknown

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

Image of Bellybytes

Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


  1. I so loved it when you said, “….But it’s alright. They were not meant to be”. The happiness stems from contentment and not in possession.
    Also loved the idea of checking in the baggage that we have acquired over the life time and then looking forward to the new yet unknown journey as a light traveler.
    Very heart warming verse Sunita.

  2. It’s interesting how people who claim to have experienced a near death experience all agree that the experience includes a life review – which really makes me wonder. Do we shed our experiences like a snake speds skin, ready for the new adventure? What about those who don’t die content, feeling their life’s mission hasn’t been completed? A lot to contemplate in your poem.
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    1. Recently I watched a family member die and can never forget his last few days…. he didn’t really seem to want to do anything other than close his eyes.

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