I Want 'Too Die' A Simple Death Poem by James McLain

James McLain

James McLain

From Tampa Florida And Still Living Near By

I Want 'Too Die' A Simple Death

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i want too die a simple death;
still i can not but tell..
battle field or hospital...
and when again i look..
so very deep
within your eyes..
it could be that it's just that....
i will only die again...
But even as you labor..
and i labor U.S. as one...
as once we did..
so long ago...
i know that in my illness..
i have thus become..
to one fatter and to some...
i have become...
low not greater in tumescence..
and you know it..
always and..
how it comes..
with age and thus..
and do we reminisce of this..
and how you...
have changed..
grey that bandage..
and with each gentle squeeze...
and as you watch me...
now so yellow, white...
i jerk
and jerk...
and i convulse again...
and i am so very still...
and you squeezed...
untill you...
were absolutely sure...
that i, remained still...
and at rest and i am and..
i dont want too die like this...
and would you...
allow it too be...
if it were you...held off defiant...
while your hands...
did other things as well..and..
each one brings me back..
from the edge...
each time...
too face my fate alone..
and you know with...
each suprised look..
that shoots..
so high and wide...
across your face..
and with each bright sun...
drawn out warm...
briefly..so briefly...
and that long stream....
as it finaly squirts...
and why it grows...
so much harder...
as you watch..
whats...
left of my life...
as it runs...
out between your fingers..
and it rushes...
towards the center...
and you hold on..
and on..
untill...that...
bright light..
and finaly when it dawns...
on her..
just what it is I have become...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Topic(s) of this poem: green
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Nimal Dunuhinga 17 November 2009

I too like that great ambition! Well done Comrade!

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i love the poem. it made me feel everything... it left an empty hole in my heart after i read it... hope this wont happen to you... or anybody...nobody deserves to loose their loved one... with lots of love, haidee

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Danny H 21 November 2009

I Adore this poem everyone wants to die a simple death lol fatter with age does this mean your chubby?

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Pia Andersson 21 November 2009

what you write i can see and feel Excellent! ! ! !

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Tai Chi Italy 17 November 2009

Wonderful poetry...to die for iip! Such a rush of romance to the heart. Smiling at you Tai

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Soran M. H 22 December 2019

true it is personal, but the expressing way became generalized, it is special poem language created by amazing poet, let we all wonder and melt into this stanzas' world and greeting the poet: ..............................10/10.............. if it were you...held off defiant... while your hands... did other things as well..and.. each one brings me back.. from the edge... each time... too face my fate alone..

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Mahtab Bangalee 23 November 2019

towards the center... and you hold on../// once again I enjoyed to read this beautiful poem

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Richard Wlodarski 14 April 2017

A heart-wrenching poem about the final stage of our journey. Profound. With such vivid imagery. Such very strong emotions. I was clenching my jaw. Wringing my hands. It was difficult to read...in a good way. It held my attention from beginning too end. Thank you for such powerful writing.

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Luo Zhihai 28 January 2017

Joyfully read your poem. A good work!

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Bri Edwards 28 July 2016

once again the title drew me in. but, as i have left two comments already, i SHALL MOVE ON. bri :) let me look at poem #................hmmm? 3264

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James McLain

James McLain

From Tampa Florida And Still Living Near By
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