Alan Halford

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Holding On - Poem by Alan Halford

I do not want to die on a Monday with rain raging down on my pain
my mind drifting back through a lather of dreams and fear grabbing hold of my name.

I do not want to die on a Tuesday it's the least of my favourite days
like the start of New Year there's little to cheer unless I change my ways.

I do not want to die on a Wednesday in sight of the weekend fair
too much to remember and much more to do - would be easier to finish off there.

I do not want to die on a Thursday for it's my favourite day of the week
the cheque in the door the wine on the floor - do not want to go anymore.

I do not want to die on a Friday because my father did
fallen, alone, by a railway line just as I started to live.

I do not want to die on a Saturday with people rushing around
voices that laugh in the sun in the park and footballers pounding the ground.

I think I'll go on a Sunday when my summers have no more to give and children play by the Great Lucan weir unaware that I ever had lived.

Comments about Holding On by Alan Halford

  • Valerie Dohren (9/11/2012 1:11:00 PM)

    Very moving write. Very good. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/31/2012 12:42:00 PM)

    totally enjoyed this. nice poem dude! (Y) (Report) Reply

  • (8/18/2012 3:58:00 PM)

    We all labour against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases. by SIR THOMAS BROWNE
    such a brilliant write sir...even though we want to end things but deep down we still don't want to let it go....
    absolutely phenomenal....thank you for sharing it
    best wishes,
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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