Thanks to all for your wonderful responses.
Terry- glad you enjoyed the poem, thank you for your wonderful reply. It is not the nicest picture
I have ever painted nor the easiest but I think we learn a lot about ourselves in such extremes.
Spitfire - Sorry for giving you goosebumps. I did not realise that they are contagious.
I agree it is frightening to think that way, but that is what I felt at the time.
I could almost feel my body slowly decaying I tend to be a bit melodramatic.
Wow, thanks for your reply.
Insect- deathly poem, I was a bit morbid when I was younger.
Really loved your grim reaper poem. Thanks for your reply.
Serenity - I am glad I captured the mood, I tend to brood on things a bit too much. I did not even go
into the nursing home/hospital but there was just an deathly atmosphere, everything seemed to be in decay. Thanks for your lovely words.
Holly- I too am excited and anxious about dying, I know that I want to die before I am simply living for the sake of it, with nothing to look forward to. Thanks, I am blushing now.
Ellie- Life can be quite fragile and beautiful. I had a near death experience myself once, I almost drown in a pit of soft mud/sand I fell into. It was just up to my neck when my father found me and pulled me out. It makes you appreciate life even more. Thank you.
Martie- I agree that when our bodies start to fail us…it is something I don't want to even think about. I am glad that I have lightened up a bit and learned to enjoy life a bit more, but it always good to stare into the abyss every so often. Thank you.
Well I am off to appreciate life after unleashing that poem of mortality.
"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "
"Here chewing your tail is joy"
"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".
"Do not listen to a word I say
Just listen to what I can keep silent"