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Hope For Bitter Enders
by Leland Waldrip

Wednesday, July 09, 2003

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An abused person lashes out in the only avenue available: a diatribe against his "persecutors."

When life deals dregs of an awful hand,


Hourglass dribbling remaining sand,


And one’s anticipation is intervals of pain,


 That rouse from a stupor in which one’s lain, 


Grim Reaper approaches—slow, slow thief,


Assisted suicide’d be sweet relief.


 


But uncaring official says, “Nope!”  


You must stay and always have hope.


Must hold the course to the bitter end,


Your sick, dying body someone will tend.


If pain’s too unbearable sanity to keep,


We’ll give you drugs to ease your sleep.


It’s sinful to die if you can possibly live,    


For your family still has assets to give.”


 


If I could drop life when it’s time I do,


I’d hope you’d be spared end misery too. 


But you’re doing your thumping best


To make sure I hang on without rest,


And feel guilty for wanting peace


And being willing to give up my lease.


On my pain you insist, so in that case,


I do have hope—let’s cut to the chase:


 


I hope you live for a thousand years,


Every second crying sad, painful tears,


Dying a little each and every day,


With your fingers and toes rotting away,


With boils rising on your skin at night,


 To be dull lanced when swollen tight.


I hope each day your hemorrhoids grow,


Bulbous orbs that pain to your toe.


Your skeletal muscles draw to a knot,


And diarrhea glues you to the pot.


Urethra becomes one great infection,


Your liver atrophys section by section.


Your feet grow corns that hurt like hell,


Keep you from walking except in your cell.


Oh, yes. I hope you’re incarcerated for life,


To atone for the misery you want to be rife.


And just when you think you’re loving life,


I hope you get skinned with a kitchen knife.


 


An added list I could hope that’s tougher,


Bottom line Bitter Ender—I hope you suffer!

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Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 7/10/2003
Again your writing is of a very high grade...loved this..ty, Dani
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 7/10/2003
I'm late in commenting and everybody has already said what I would have said. So I am left with "good friggin' stuff!"
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 7/10/2003
Powerful write Leland that stirs my soul! ~Z~
Reviewed by Linda Murray 7/9/2003
I'm sorry that you are bitter. But sometimes it just feels so good to get it out doesn't it. A very good write. Couldn't stop reading it.
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 7/9/2003
Leland,
My father always use to tell us "Never wish your enemy dead, wish them a long, long life! That is far worse then death!"

Hugs,
Maria
Reviewed by Brittany Renée 7/9/2003
Exuberant, Leland! Your words are priceless!

-br-
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/9/2003
A well-written piece! Excellent write indeed!

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Lynn Barry 7/9/2003
When in pain from deep wounds it gives great satisfaction to imagine the worst happening to the persecutor...I know...then hopefully you can move past it...powerful write...
Reviewed by Trixie Love 7/9/2003
Hi Leland,
Wow... For once I am
totally speachless...
This is truly outstanding.


Trixie :)
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/9/2003
Wow! Remind me to come to you if I ever have to tell someone off properly and forcefully!Incredible!
Reviewed by Sandi Sparks (Reader) 7/9/2003
Very intense write. Well expressed.

Sandi
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/9/2003
Absolutely superb Leland!!

Love
Tinka
Reviewed by Dale Clark 7/9/2003
There is such cruelty in mean spirits. You've captured it. One can only ask Why?
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/9/2003
(((leland)))

o, this rips at the heart...but that's how many abused women feel...i know i do (raped twice)

very vivid, emotional write (((HUGS))) to any one who has experienced this horror, and to their spouses, who live with this every day

(((((HUGS))))) to you, for caring enough to write this--very courageous, you are

love,

karla. *tears*
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 7/9/2003
To that I would only add a good case of Gout. This is punishment of the highest form.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 7/9/2003
Yep my ex wife was sexually abused from 7 to 16, and she's a real messed lady. Very well painted/portrayed, insane private hell!!!
Reviewed by Christine Morell 7/9/2003
Bravo, bravo, bravo!! Speechless. Absolutely superb.
~Chrissie
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