David McLansky

Veteran Poet - 1,045 Points (5/24/1944 / New York City)

On Viewing A Friends Lingering Death - Poem by David McLansky

As I die
God grant to me
The semblance
Of some dignity:
No hallucinations,
No screams of pain,
Wherein I forget
My given name;
No unclean sheets,
No vulgar smells
No angry rants,
Ill lucid spells;
May the grief
I cause fast evanesce;
May I leave no disputes,
No legal mess;
Peaceful be my brown headstone,
May I quickly die
And die alone.


Comments about On Viewing A Friends Lingering Death by David McLansky

  • Silver Star - 3,266 Points Pradip Chattopadhyay (8/22/2013 6:06:00 AM)

    a lonely road to the end, no mess and peaceful!

    great contemplative poem, David. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 22, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013


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