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Living Too Long

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JerryPat2
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you know youíre gonna die
why then
do you cry and moan
doctorís pills, needles, x-rays, etc.
can maybe prolong it
into your senility of old age
where you re quite alone
the are from that other world
that world you left
you mind is a jumble
canít think straight
they have you in this place
people paid (very little)
to watch over you
change out your Depends
sometimes
wish you could return
to that day
when death came to call
but the doctors
with their smart pills,
putting the brakes on death
and now you sit there in your own waste
nobody notices you
no one cares
what would you give
to go back when death called
you would welcome it with open arms
but not to be
but not to be

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
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P.U Stinkenbaum
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A Not So Stealthy Bomber


1 posted 05-09-2017 11:04 PM       View Profile for P.U Stinkenbaum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for P.U Stinkenbaum

quote:
"what would you give
to go back when death called
you would welcome it with open arms"
Absolutely!

So many good, reasonable thoughts Mr. Bolton. It take courage to know when the jig's up and surrender to our natural and most certain demise. Carpe Diem!

Just out looking for the real me...

JerryPat2
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2 posted 05-09-2017 11:11 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Carpe Diem indeed! Bed time. Thank you, PU.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

jwesley
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since 04-30-2000
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Texas . . .


3 posted 05-10-2017 10:21 AM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Nope!  Not me! Living is what I'm all about. I've had two very close brushes with the Golden Gate or Hell's Fires (Hell's Fire for sure in at least one case - - - Ha!)and, friend o'mine, I've no desire to cross over either bridge.

I've known many who would agree with you 100% though - a couple I'd even help get there if I could . . .

Good piece, my friend, as usual ...

j.
JerryPat2
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4 posted 05-10-2017 10:43 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

I completely understand, j. It is a very difficult problem to make. I know how I think about it, and so I put my thoughts into a poem. Thank you for the read and your thoughts.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
Marchmadness
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5 posted 05-10-2017 03:43 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Sad but true.
JerryPat2
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6 posted 05-10-2017 03:49 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Yep, you are right, Ida . . . Sadly so.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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7 posted 05-11-2017 08:37 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Yes, we'd all like to exit with marbles in tact and continent. But our exit is as big a surprise as our entrance. The only difference is we can expedite our exit. ~L
JerryPat2
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8 posted 05-11-2017 08:40 AM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Yes . . . You are eve so right, Lori. Thank.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

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