Notes on Dying
As diverse as it is similar.
Don't we all go alike?
The heart stops,
Then life ceases.
That is death.
Dying is never unvarying.
Some accept, some cannot.
To some the end of suffering.
There are those at peace,
And those who fight.
Expected or unexpected.
Gradual or immediate.
Moments of lucidity,
A final goodbye of sorts.
Dying prolonged indefinitely.
Exists on life-support.
The social unit,
Refusing to give up.
Quality of life,
An unenviable issue to confront.
Facing the loss of a loved one,
What an arduous duty!
To some it is terrifying.
There are those who pray,
Or curse in denial.
with it's violent chest thrusts,
and invasive activities.
Some are prepared.
Others refuse to think about it.
I am not afraid.
Being too well acquainted,
To be intimidated.
By: Tammy A. Lochmann
Copyright © 2010 Tammy Lochmann
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