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Irony of life

Member Since Dec 23, 2005
192 Images, Last upload Mar 9, 2011

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Life so dear
New to this world
Of white coats
And people hustling

Joy all round
While newborns cry
Exercising a right to breathe
Strong and unrestrained

It so happened
That in this room
Life had a twist for us
No mercy no hope
Nowhere to turn

The clock ticked
And paced away
Parents scared to death
Grandpa praying silently

Eighteen fuckin hours
And people faced each other
Decisions to be made
Which will end a life

Struggling to breath
Heart slow to keep up
With demands of life
To stay abreast

Questions asked
And papers signed
And the mere flick
Of a switch started it all

How unfair it be
To end a life by
Cutting, that which
Keep alive

He held his child
In the silence left
By machines now lifeless
Standing without purpose

Little fingers clutched
Around his index finger
Holding onto this life
Slowly leaving us

So the hours passed away
And nobody said a word
Except the cries from
Deep within unheard

Years pass slow...

Scars heal not fast
And pain will stay
But new life heals
All but the memories

Now i beg you to listen good:
Life is precious
My dear friend
Take care of the ones
Within your reach...
August 4, 2009
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Image Comments

Aug 4, 2009 11:38:00 pm
Intense and passionate.

by mbz2662 Homepage »

Aug 5, 2009 1:18:38 am
Oh Piet...
I hope that by expressing this beautiful, poignant poem, it has helped to put another stitch in the wound.

by Eutopia Homepage »

Aug 5, 2009 2:25:48 am

by ZanderXL Homepage »

Aug 5, 2009 7:54:58 am
Ek het nie woorde nie Piet. Its all being said already - and the loss will stay forever..... the pain..? Who really knows? *hugs*

by Santa29Klaus Homepage »

Aug 5, 2009 8:33:43 am
Sitting in silence to honor your story ...

by auntietk Online Now!   Homepage »

Aug 5, 2009 9:11:08 am
I sense the sorrow and loss in your words Piet. As a father I know that fear but try to bury it and watch over my son so carefully. I see so much danger in the world for one so young. Even so mistakes are made and unforseen accidents happen because we simply are not omnipotent. So I love him the best I can and watch him the best I can, I just hope it will be enough.

by Chaosphoto Homepage »

Aug 5, 2009 10:15:10 am
Very powerful my friend! Tears.

by evensteven Homepage »

Aug 5, 2009 5:26:21 pm
Sad but very moving.

by Katraz Homepage »

Aug 5, 2009 11:56:23 pm
So sad and beautiful.

by FrenchKiss Homepage »

Aug 6, 2009 6:28:47 am
Beautiful image for emotive and precious words. Big Hugs and Thank you my friend

by Littlejock Homepage »

Aug 8, 2009 6:39:56 pm
Splendid poem and full of truth. Excellent owrk.

by bpclarke Homepage »

Aug 11, 2009 6:58:37 pm
Wonderful poem and Ppost work Oom Piet.

by kgb224 Homepage »

Aug 14, 2009 11:49:28 am
Excellent work!

by amirapsp Homepage »

Aug 17, 2009 1:07:42 am

by Rona Homepage »

Aug 17, 2009 8:05:26 pm
So beautifully written and so touching. I remember that time...

by louly Online Now!   Homepage »

Aug 17, 2009 10:46:40 pm
So the hours passed away
And nobody said a word
Except the cries from
Deep within unheard

by Ionel Homepage »

Aug 20, 2009 2:10:29 pm
A superb piece of work Piet!

by rockstrider Homepage »

Aug 22, 2009 4:35:43 am
Sad words and splendid realisation...bravissimo!*V*:DDD.Hugsxx

by Mondwin Homepage »

Sep 12, 2009 5:22:56 pm
soo touching and heartwrenching this poem and deeply moving..sending you a big hug south

by mermaid Homepage »

Sep 26, 2009 6:52:03 pm

by Mousson Homepage »

Nov 6, 2009 12:30:03 pm
art, in all it's forms, heals ..
And so I too sit in silence .. honoring ..

by three_grrr Homepage »

Nov 26, 2009 11:38:16 am
Your heart, their my heart, taken by your wonderfully truthful, melancholy work on this page. Sorry for the events sad. Glad for your expression so well done.

by TomDart Homepage »

Jan 22, 2010 9:23:55 pm
yes, god bless....

by zoren Homepage »

Sep 17, 2010 10:23:42 pm
I have the same view point. To make it clear, is it about abortion or mercy killing?
Would you like to visit my gallery? I have posted few of my poems. English is not my first language, so there are some grammatical mistake which you please ignore. I have corrected them with the help from a Professor.

by greensleeves81 Homepage »


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