Niam Dodd

Holding On - Poem by Niam Dodd

The pane you are gazing through will soon crack
Leaving a picture of empty cardboard
An expression now seldom looking back
Upon visiting the terminal ward
One or two mutters would provide relief
A subtle hint that all is as it should seem
To drought the pain emerging underneath
This is no nightmare, but a pleasant dream
Pretending the subject does not lie here
In a sterile, unwelcoming abode
Placate the mind to eliminate fear
All debts collated are no longer owed
Now sit contently with your cup of tea
An equilibrium, for all to see

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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