Death Wrap Poem by Simone Inez Harriman

Death Wrap



You shrink
Daily
In beanstalk growing pyjamas
Tight in white
You fight
Death
Folded in hospital corners
Drip fed
You die dry
Shrouded
In rigid linen

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: death
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mj Lemon 10 March 2017

The imagery is stunning, Simone. There's profound sadness in this verse, as well as....don't really know what to call it, but there's something that suggest renewal, and in the way an end portends a new beginning. A great work, Simone. A 10.

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Susan Williams 26 July 2017

In my opinion, your succinct writing style would be adversely affected by punctuation especially in a poem like this. Your style is immaculate, undistracted and undisturbed by extraneous words. Your style is like a surgical scalpel, sharp, deft, incisive. I wouldn't change a thing. You confront your topic head on, no mincing of words, no wincing and looking aside. You present us with very harsh images of death and dying because dying and death is a harsh business. You are much to be admired as both poet and nurse. 10+++++++++++

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Norah Tunney 21 July 2017

I got all chocked up reading this Simone. So concise yet you paint so well the sad picture of those at the end of the road. So poignant. Sinking daily in now oversized Pyjamas

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Bri Edwards 06 July 2017

but i did find this one again just now. bri ;) :)

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Loke Kok Yee 12 May 2017

I was on drips a month ago for a week due to hemorrhage fever. I got lucky but it was miserable! HoHoHo Thanks for the memories Inez-10

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Kumarmani Mahakul 26 March 2017

It is a great work on sadness. I eulogize this poem having succinct presentation. Many thanks.

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