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Walk with Me

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At the edge and a doorway,TX

0 posted 09-03-99 02:07 AM       View Profile for Ladycat   Email Ladycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Ladycat's Home Page   View IP for Ladycat

There are several people that walk in and out of these doors
Some walk in and don't walk out again
Treatment is the only answer to heal their suffering
Remission for six months then reacurrance
Who's to know the true
We can't feel the pain that they can
All the hurt and sadness
Try to tell their families that their loved ones might be here for another year
Maybe not, depending on how the drugs work
Drugs on drugs
Medicine on medicine
Experiment after the other
They become the guinea pigs for the ones that come after them
Living on an endless circle of life
Their wheels of hope fighting for freedom
Stuggling to survive
Families holding on to everything that they have
Till the one day that the doctor has to say They're dead
Walk with me silently through this hospice house
See the looks on their faces
Think about your life
Think about the way that you live
This is where the sick go to die
Is this the way that you want to go?

In Memory of my Father, Claude C. Charles.
September 12th will be his one year of rest.
It was the most horrible thing that I have ever had to go through and I hope that noone else has to go through it.

"Sometime at night the wolves are silent and only the moon howls"
© Copyright 1999 Vynette M. Charles-Brooks - All Rights Reserved
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Indiana, USA

1 posted 09-03-99 03:21 AM       View Profile for INclan   Email INclan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for INclan

Powerful, Ladycat. You have touched a very real nerve. Drugs on drugs and medicine on medicine is surely true. There is always the abvious alternative, which is interesting because that is where we all end up anyway. Yes, I have been through the wringer a time or two and I am glad you posted this.

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2 posted 09-03-99 03:47 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Heartwrenching and sobering, dear Lady. I know of the Hospice house, and my heart goes out to you and yours.
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Coastal Texas

3 posted 09-03-99 06:45 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

A true, real, thought provoking piece. I savored the ebb and flow of this one, although one line was a tad too long, but this is personal preference.

I know first hand the pain of this passing, as I shall forever remember the short time Mr. Charles called me son. I thank you for allowing me to meet him before his passing. But know this: noone is dead until all the ripples their life created have died away. If this is true, and I believe it so, Mr. Charles will continue to live for at least another 127 years, give or take a decade.

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TEXAS (it's all big)

4 posted 09-03-99 01:44 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

i am no good critic on feee verso but i like this ladycat strong powerful message makes me feel it and i like that in a poem and yuh o course with momma i can relate i feel for yuh thanx
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5 posted 09-03-99 03:12 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

i worked in a hospice once. it can be a real experience. i read your other poem and emailed you, i don't know if you received it. if you did then remeber what i said. I'm still praying for you.

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Hurricane Alley

6 posted 09-03-99 06:10 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

A sad, touching poem. Your words bring out so much that needs to be said about dying. We all seem afraid to talk about it! It's a part of living...but you are right about the horrible way cancer patients have to live at the end. Why can't it be like being born? Someone wraps you in a blanket and rocks you gently until you fall asleep?
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