Last Words

“Give me coffee, I’m going to write.” Olavo Bilac, Brazilian Poet’s last words before passing from this life. George Harrison, the former Beatles band member, told his family members, at his deathbed, “Love one another” while fighting cancer.

I know, not a favorite topic to bring up, but we all know about our own expiration date stamped into our lives–and only ONE person knows when the actual date is– so why not spend some time preparing our own unique last words?

Our last words.

What do we want to have as our own last words? (Hmmn, this might be a great free writing exercise!)

In order to help create unique last words, here is a list of a few famous recorded last words and the image we can leave behind:

Spiritual–
“Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit…it is finished. ~ Jesus
Workaholic–
“…and now for a final word from our sponsor.” ~Charles Gussman
Longing–
“I’ll finally get to see Marilyn.” ~Joe DiMaggio on his former wife, Marilyn Monroe.
Bitterness–
“I don’t care if I live or die. Go ahead and kill me.” ~Jeffrey Dahmer
“Dammit…don’t you dare ask God to help me.” Joan Crawford
Drinking–
“One last drink, please.” ~Jack Daniel
“I should never have switched from Scotch to Martinis.” ~Humphrey Bogart
“Water.” ~Ulysses S. Grant
Eating–
“I just wish I had time for one more bowl of chili.” ~Kit Carson
Inspirational–
“Be inspired.” ~Final tweet by Heavy D, American Rapper
Random–
“OH, Wow. OH, Wow. OH, Wow.” ~Steve Jobs
“Surprise me.” Bob Hope
“Where is my clock?” Salvador Dali
“I hate to die twice. It’s so boring.” ~Richard Feyman
Gratitude–
“Ah, that tastes nice.” (After sipping a small glass of wine) “Thank you.” ~ Johannes Brahms
“Thank you for everything.” ~Blessed Father Carlo Gnocchi
Love–

“You be good. See you tomorrow. I love you.”

~Alex, the African Gray Parrot’s simple spoken last words to his handler, Dr. Irene Pepperberg , as she put Alex into his cage for the night. Alex passed away during the night.

It was his chosen, last words.

Got any chosen last words?

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8 thoughts on “Last Words

    • Sunshine says:

      I’m going to have to request your Last Words, Angelswhisper,…it says it all, straight from the heart.
      Thanks for sharing and 🙂 happy weekend! 🙂

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  1. eof737 says:

    WoW Sunshine this is close to the vein … and an important subject at that… I would need to rethink what mine would be. 🙂 Love Harrison’s.

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  2. Caddo Veil says:

    Oh Wow, I love this–but I need to work on it, since the last words are really important. Probably something close to others of your readers. God bless you, dear heart–love, sis Caddo

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  3. Genie says:

    A great topic! I’m going to ponder this for awhile. I love Steve Job’s last words. Makes me think he saw what comes next and it is spectacular.

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