My Last Words

By: Ken M Ackerman

If I were to ever leave
This world of ours behind,
I hope you know you
Would be the last thing on my mind.

I hope it will comfort you
To know I left with a smile,
That beautiful face of yours
Traveled many miles.

I always hoped and dreamed,
When a smile went across your face,
That you smiled because you knew
I filled some of your heart's empty space.

I care for you more than life itself,
Why, I do not know.
But I hope you can be there,
And you can watch me go.

I hope you can hear my last words,
"Paola, I love you!"
And I hope you live your life
Knowing what I said was true.