Hugh Cobb

Rookie (29 January 1947 / New York, NY)

Aneurysm or The Bubble's Burst


Pain & pressure in my head
intense, almost unbearable
gives warning soon I might be dead...
(A condition quite past care-able.)

A ticking time bomb in my brain,
arterial walls weak & tearable,
may soon explode - a burst balloon
bringing quick death with little pain.

I'd rather not survive a trauma like this,
for I detest the thought of rehab;
& frankly I'd rather find my bliss
on th'other side of life, where soon

enough I'll be. There, I'll confab
with experts who'll show me reasons
for my ills & rapid death.
I know that I shan't care at all:

I'll be forever shut of changing seasons:
no more Summer, Winter, Spring or Fall,
I'll have left them all long past;
along with an existence that was over far too fast.

(Copyright 12/2/2005)

Submitted: Friday, December 02, 2005

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  • Rookie Joseph Daly (12/6/2005 6:30:00 PM)

    There is a certain dark humour to this Hugh. It starts out almost like one of those teenage angst pieces, its almost as if you were having a sly dig. Of course I could be wrong about your intent. And that, I think, is a good sign: to allow the reader to impose their own will on the piece. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Declan McHenry (12/4/2005 2:54:00 PM)

    Hugh, a very emotive and moving piece. In the wake of that it's always difficult to be objective. Some of the word play was almost amusing, notwithstanding the subject matter. I thought the last verse was a beaut! The first two lines convey it all. (Report) Reply

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