Death lurking near

by Dixiedaisy   Mar 16, 2009

Tap tap tap upon the door
Who could it be at this hour?
Sleep is imminent
but at what cost?

Watching the clock knowing not the hour
Stillness of combined breaths
yet from the living
trying to breathe for him when it's not possible
His breaths becoming


Like it would do any good we are


Praying...for what we are not sure

For the end?
End to the pain
for his suffering
or ours?

Movement evolves from a frail body,
Is it a restoration of strength
Or just death moving in closer?

Tap Tap Tap upon the door
Who could it be at this hour
Sleep is imminent
But at what cost?

** I have a very close friend going through hospice care and was thought not to make it through the night on this past Friday. Seems as though his children would rather party than be with their dad. They are fighting over who is going to get what and it's quite sad. I think they just want him to die where they can get what they think is coming to them. I believe they will truly be suprised when it does happen and they will reap what they have sewn.


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  • 8 years ago

    by Lyn

    So sad. We all must make that journey yet we hide from the reality. Those who help us when the time comes are a true blessing.

  • 9 years ago

    by Chocolate Addict

    This is really an interesting write. Your portrayal of death lurking near has really captivate me.I also like the idea of how you reused the the 1st stanza as ur last stanza.Great Job

  • 9 years ago

    by ben thompson

    Sad and telling write kay. people can be very petty and fickle. 5/5 thanks for sharing

  • 9 years ago

    by End Of Eternity

    This one is now one of the best i have read. Great theme and the way you wrote it....simply awesome and breathtaking.
    I have personally seen many kids who only cares for the 'will' & thats so sad. I am sure they will pay for their deed.

    all the best and take care

  • 9 years ago

    by Rachel RTVW

    It is sad what greed can do to people. More heartbreaking that the children wouldn't want to spend his last days with him. What a powerful and thought provoking piece. Good job!

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