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  Gone
by Patricia J Sanders
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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I wrote this as I battled for wellness myself. I would later have an ALS patient, in the final weeks of her life struggle, who would have me read this over and over to her. Upon the first reading, I noticed tears streaming down her face and asked her if I should stop. She explained in a voice only heard through her breathing tube that she was crying because she never thought anyone understood. She said I needed to share with others. I am finally honoring her request.


                                       Be gone you beast

Leave us like you came

Invisible at first

Arriving inconveniently

Age was not the queue

For it was found long before

A desire to seek or did it find

A door not available to all

It chases, you run, it stalks, you hide

You turn

You talk

Realizing, it needs too

Giving in, maybe to some

It cradles you, shows you a light

It slowly reaches out

Leaning, feeling the draw of the warmth

You shuffle, then step, then walk, then run

Seeing the beast

You turn

walking together at last

Gone

Home that is

 

 

 




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Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I am not worthy of responding to this. If you will accept my thoughts, that would be good because they are expressing respect. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary
One of my twin daughters had ALL three times, and had two bone-marrow transplants. I have a whole series dedicated to that difficult battle. She won, by the way, and is 8 years out of transplant, and an A student at a university.
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