Paul Warren

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Ghosts – The Final Thankyou - Poem by Paul Warren

There was a paramedic whose business was saving lives
And going to situations to treat those in peril to help their fight to survive
One day he went to a young lady who had overdosed on illicit heroin
They worked on her at the scene and in the ambulance on the way in
To the Royal Adelaide Hospital with lights and sirens all the way
But she was pronounced dead by a doctor and they had to give it all away

So the day ended and he went home to his wife
And told his wife how it happened and how it ended her troubled life
So they retired for the night and were getting ready for their bed
When this girl appeared before them with a tear in her eye she shed
She just stood there before them and pointed to her heart
And then vanished as she appeared with a sudden start

They sat down on the bed and couldn’t believe their eyes
And talked it through in their complete surprise
What they came to realise was she had returned to see him
And to thank him for what he did in her parting hymn
Perhaps there was also a twinge of sadness for how it had occurred
And how she had wasted her time on earth in her final word.

© Paul Warren Poetry

Topic(s) of this poem: ghosts

Form: Prose Poem

Poet's Notes about The Poem

A story I was told be a paramedic

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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/17/2015 10:09:00 PM)

    Verily, an amusing poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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