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Irony of life

Member Since Dec 23, 2005
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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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Aug 4, 2009 2:36:50 pm
En Jesus se vir hulle: "Laat die kindertjies na my toe kom en verhinder hulle nie, want aan hulle behoort die Koninkryk van God."
Ek verstaan nie jou pyn nie Piet - nie regtig nie, en mag God in Sy genade gee dat ek dit nooit hoef te verstaan nie.
Sy kort lewetjie het 'n doel gehad en al sien jy dit nooit in jou leeftyd nie, sal jy dit eendag sien - dan sal jy ten volle ken.
Let us in the meantime then take care of the ones within our reach!

by Meisiekind Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 2:39:08 pm
This is a VERY beautiful poem, totally agree:-)

by Rainastorm Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 2:49:48 pm
So touchinmg, sad, beautiful and true. :(

by helanker Online Now!   Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 2:53:42 pm
A wonderful CRY my friend!

by DennisReed Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 3:08:11 pm
This brought tears to my eyes. So wonderfully stated and I feel the pain.

by barbdennist Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 3:54:51 pm
very sad wonderfully written

by lucindawind Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 3:57:58 pm
Piet this is such a moving and powerful image and along with your words really brings forth all that is wrong

by magnus073 Online Now!   Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 3:58:33 pm
A sad, but lovely poem that can help a heart heal.

by Buffalo1 Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 4:00:31 pm
Wow !!! Dear Piet, this is a really great touching and excellent !!!
You have many talents :)
A big Hugs Karin:)

by kasalin Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 4:19:23 pm
Excellent wordsmithing and image, well done...

by DarkStormCrow Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 4:38:43 pm
So beautifully written, these words that express your deepest feelings about something so heartwrenchingly sad ... may this help you in healing this pain, and sharing with people who care. God bless you and your family.

by tizjezzme Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 4:42:01 pm
A touching poem Piet..wonderful work! :)

by annie5 Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 4:47:56 pm
Pain certainly felt with each word and my heart goes out to you. Words are deep and powerful. Imagery perfectly fits. You certainly are a man of many talents!

by DreamersWish Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 5:46:25 pm
That is sad, but touching poem.

by Digital_Mischief Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 5:47:37 pm
Yes, my eyes watered as did others. Sad tale, powerfully written, Piet.

by drace68 Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 6:29:22 pm
So powerful and sad...and so eloquently expressed! Aside from that I'm speechless on this one (and we both know that doesn't happen often).

by VelvetMoxie Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 7:23:06 pm

by vis151 Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 7:31:31 pm
Deeply touching, emotional and are in my prayers.

by MirageBay Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 8:11:47 pm
Very moving writing, and coming from the heart. Very well done.

by npauling Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 8:32:40 pm
wow! this is amazing and very touching piet!!

by Minda Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 8:49:02 pm
I am at a loss for words... but you've written so much. I believe it poured out, perhaps without warning, or maybe you were then ready to put them down on paper. Thank you for allowing all of us to view them! Memories last forever - well past the appropriate image with all the dust & cobwebs to enhance the moment. Very well done, Piet.

by odie Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 8:59:36 pm
Piet my friend you bare your soul with such dignity and strenght I send you all the hugs I have to you and your lovely family. Jen

by Boofy Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 10:27:16 pm
A heart-breaking expression. Beautifully written.

by kansas Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 10:28:59 pm
Some things are never forgotten, nor should they be. What seems to be the "right" thing to do is not an easy decision and you will always wonder, "what if?". Beautifully written and the image is deeply moving.

by beachzz Homepage »

Aug 4, 2009 11:36:40 pm
So moving!

by lior Homepage »


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