Gordon David

Rookie - 6 Points (1st September 1959 / Edinburgh)

How Do You Cope? - Poem by Gordon David

How do you cope?
Now that your life has been turned upside down
Told not long to live, in a dressing gown
Did life live up to your expectations?
There could be a lot more implications

How do you cope?
Knowing your world has just been torn apart?
Now that the end is beginning to start
In the future she’ll make new relations
Make big decisions without temptations

How do you cope?
Life slipping away no ladders to climb.
No use inquiring, there’s so little time
Time that can’t be stopped, or paused, nor left behind
There’s no solution, and that’s on your mind

How do you cope?
So you sense that life is ebbing away
No doubt she has somewhere secure to stay
She’ll live on as the world won’t stop turning
Memories of you, she will be yearning

How do you cope?
Looking back at life with no more sorrow?
Dreaming about a fresh day tomorrow
Waiting for results of another test
Always smiling, and hoping for the best

How do we cope?
An empty bed in a desolate room?
A delicate flower, always in bloom
A loving mother cut down in her prime
Emotional scars may be healed by time

Comments about How Do You Cope? by Gordon David

  • Tai Chi Italy (10/6/2008 6:58:00 AM)

    how do we cope? hour by hour, day by day....A saddening read, but with a glimmer of hope...smiling at you, Tai (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 6, 2008

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