Alan Halford

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Hospice - Poem by Alan Halford

She placed it down-
Something you can leave behind she thought but wouldn't say
A green plant in a tub rested next to the bed
A lead laden hand stretched to touch its broken soil
Small thing in the way of things and wondered why.

She thought-
New white walls prepare you best for heaven
While darkness only lingers in the mind
Time the only fight in our possession
Death the only kindness left behind..

She saw-
A fanlight directs the sun across his sad face
The way they said it would the day he came
Hands grasped to find hers beneath the table
And tangled like a vine around the veins

She felt-
A twinge of loneliness that evening in the soft light
Drank a glass of wine alone in bed
Tears filled up her glass in lone procession
Regrets for years when things where never said.

She thought-
New white walls prepare you best for heaven
While darkness only lingers in the mind
Time the only fight in our possession
Death the only kindness left behind.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

After a visit to a new Hospice in Dublin Ireland

Comments about Hospice by Alan Halford

  • Valerie Dohren (9/11/2012 1:14:00 PM)


    Deeply moving poem, very meaningful. (Report) Reply

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  • Ellias Anderson Jr. (8/6/2012 5:19:00 AM)


    a shark love! nice and lovely pinky poem with very good romantic aspects! this is very nice!
    i liked it so much!
    Well done, keep penning Alan!
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  • (8/5/2012 3:35:00 PM)


    Hi Alan.......Nice poem, powerful stuff......really good poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 5, 2012



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