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  Defying Death Again
by Frank P Whyte
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Today dawned brighter than yesterday,
And promise followed close behind.
Wondrously, I gazed upon the fresh-fallen snow,
And pondered what I’d do today.


 

Last night I was awake and thinking,
Feeling guilty for being one so blessed,
And worrying about those who are in my care,
As I grasp an understanding of what they expect.


 

They are dying, I know,
And in some cases they are dying alone.
For a few I’m the only person that they’ll see today,
The guy charged with bringing them hope.


 

This thing called Death is personal,
And a demanding companion is she.
She rarely lives up to what we expect,
And of her mood, you could easily say,
That she is an impatient gad at best.


 

Sometimes she introduces me,
And others, you wouldn’t know that I was in the room.
But I always know when she’s here-about,
Pedaling her special brand of gloom.


 

I can see it in their eyes,
It’s their detachment I suppose,
They are only sort of in the conversation,
For when Death draws nigh, they know.


 

“The treatment will work”, I tell them,
As they smile and gently nod their heads.
I promise I’ll stay by your side”,
But it’s Death who they are listening to instead.


 

So, if you are looking for a fool,
It’s me,
And a fool I will probably stay,
But with such a formidable foe as Death,
You need somebody who is trying to save the day.


 

“So I offer you hope,
And I have plenty of it in my bag,
And together we’ll slay the Big Bad Wolf,
And Death; she’s nothing but a bitter old hag”.



 




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Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/14/2007
You have God standing by your side as you walk from room to room to console, be compassionate to all at the end of their journey.....

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Kerry Compton Star Girl 9/13/2007
It is special people like you that bring hope to those of us who have gone through the loss of a very dear loved one. God Bless...
Reviewed by Mindy McCollister (Reader) 9/13/2007
This was beautiful and maybe more true than even you know. If you remember, I lost my Ian to cancer at 7 years old. His nurses were, and still are, amazing and special people. If there are such things, I would consider you an angel on earth. You have to be for what you do. You are not a fool, you are a saint. Thank you.

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