Leukaemia

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We had to write a poem for an English Assignment and the topic I chose was Death...
This poem is dedicated to my late Aunt Chantal, who passed away a few years ago from leukaemia. R.I.P

Submitted: July 09, 2008

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I've been lying here for some time now,

the doctors say there is no cure.

I can only lie and wait for Death to gather me up in his smothering grasp,

and release me from the suffering I have to endure.

 

I used to dream of the wide, open world, and bright city lights, but now despair haunts me.

Death seems ever present, a pleasant but cold, very cold relief.Its cold, clammy hands reaching out, its quiet reassuring, soothing voice calling out to me...

 

The family comes by every now and again, hoping for a miraculous recovery,

Flicking through all my memories, the sad ones and the happy.

 

I've given up, though two years doesn't seem like long enough to say a proper good-bye,

Now Death takes over me, and I slowly slip away.

I died yesterday, and now I sem lost in the nothingness...

 

But I know paradise and peace isn't too far away now.


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